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SubjectRe: [PATCH] random: add a config option to trust the CPU's hwrng
On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 9:43 PM, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
> This gives the user building their own kernel (or a Linux
> distribution) the option of deciding whether or not to trust the CPU's
> hardware random number generator (e.g., RDRAND for x86 CPU's) as being
> correctly implemented and not having a back door introduced (perhaps
> courtesy of a Nation State's law enforcement or intelligence
> agencies).

+1.

Allowing the user to set local policy is a good idea. Thanks for that.

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