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Random numbers for embedded devices

Random numbers for embedded devices

Posted Jul 19, 2012 3:33 UTC (Thu) by rbrito (subscriber, #66188)
Parent article: Random numbers for embedded devices

I just skimmed some of the patches (not the rest of the code, which may mean that I'm missing context), but what is reason for having the pool initialized to something while not adding entropy, as mentioned in the commit message of Ted's patch number 4?


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Random numbers for embedded devices

Posted Jul 19, 2012 9:50 UTC (Thu) by ilmari (guest, #14175) [Link]

The "not adding entropy" refers to not incrementing the kernel's estimate of the amount of entropy in the pool, since the data being mixed in isn't really very random.


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