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Virt RNG?

From:  Jeff Garzik <jeff-AT-garzik.org>
To:  LKML <linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org>, virtualization-AT-lists.osdl.org
Subject:  Virt RNG?
Date:  Thu, 15 May 2008 14:48:53 -0400
Message-ID:  <482C8595.5030509@garzik.org>
Cc:  Rusty Russell <rusty-AT-rustcorp.com.au>, jeremy-AT-xensource.com, Herbert Xu <herbert-AT-gondor.apana.org.au>, Avi Kivity <avi-AT-qumranet.com>
Archive-link:  Article

Has anyone yet written a "hw" RNG module for virt, that reads the host's 
random number pool?

All this talk[1] about IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM in network drivers reminds me 
that virt guest instances should be grabbing random numbers from the 
host, especially if the host has a hardware RNG.

	Jeff



[1] lkml&netdev thread: "[PATCH] drivers/net: remove network drivers' 
last few uses of IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM"



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