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Re: building /dev/hwrng version of APR

From: Andres Freund <andres_at_anarazel.de>
Date: 2006-07-25 20:40:41 CEST

Hi,

On Tuesday 25 July 2006 20:28, gmu 2k6 wrote:
> > > what do you guys think about re-building APR to use use /dev/hwrng
> > > instead of urandom or random (it's the default IIRC)?
> > I dont think that that makes much sense. You should use something like
> > rngd from rng-utils that tests the random data and feeds it back into the
> > kernel.
> and it makes it available then via urandom or random? I guess it's random.
Well, you can really seperate that. They are both fed from the same entropy
pool. Which is fed from the rngd. The difference is just that urandom just
gets seeded from the entropy pool and doesnt block on an empty pool.

Greetings,
Andres

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