[cryptography] urandom vs random

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Sat Aug 17 10:09:56 EDT 2013


On Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 7:46 AM, Ben Laurie <ben at links.org> wrote:
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> ...
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> Also, if there are other sources, why are they not being fed in to the
> system PRNG?
Linux 3.x kernels decided to stop using IRQ interrupts (removal of the
IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM flag, without an alternative to gather entropy).

"[PATCH 17/17] random: final removal of IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM,"
http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1207.2/01043.html.

Jeff


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