hwrandom

Erik Postma epostma at nl.tue.win
Fri Apr 23 07:58:13 PDT 2004


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Hi,

I was reading a basic introduction to /dev/hwrandom usage (at
http://linuxcertified.com/hw_random.html) and started playing with it. I
was a bit surprised that my current system (i815 chipset) actually
supports it: about 3KB/s of good bits(*), as far as I can tell. Should
this be added to the entropy hint, or are there too few systems supporting
it?

(*) I had one block failing the FIPS test. But such blocks are filtered
out anyway by rngd. (See rngtools at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/)
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Erik Postma
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