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Re: random device?

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: random device?
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 22:57:17 +0200
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Rian Hunter <> writes:

>> There needs to be an entropy device in Mach before a random device can
>> be added, AFAIK.
> well for ultimate random numbers an entropy device would be needed. but
> you can emulate one (to an okay degree) with egd (entropy gathering
> daemon). actually i found an implementation that uses egd:
> I think a user-space solution
> would be more preferable in the long-run anyway. The L4 kernel has
> user-space interrupts, so an even better user-space entropy gatherer
> could be written when the Hurd is running under L4, someday.
> -rian

It even seems that there is a patch for GNU Mach to add a entropy


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