[cryptography] Quality of HAVEGE algorithm for entropy?

Jonas Wielicki development at sotecware.net
Thu Nov 28 09:04:49 EST 2013


On 28.11.2013 10:29, Stephan Mueller wrote:
> That is why my current patch set only uses the jitter noise source as last 
> resort, i.e. when /dev/random is about to block. As long as the other 
> noise sources produce entropy, my jitter noise source is not even asked.

That sounds as if the jitter noise should be incorporated as a noise
source into rngd. If it is available from userspace at least. rngd has
the approach to feed the entropy pool if it falls below a certain
watermark to avoid dominating the pool.

regards,
Jonas



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