Subject: Re: System clock resolution and random numbers
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
From: Warner Losh <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/01/1997 20:57:57
In message <> "Michael L. VanLoon --" writes:
: I just read an article where some SGI engineers are using Lava Lamps
: and color digitizing cameras for near-perfectly-random generators.
: Who wants to incorporate that into the kernel? :-)

Wouldn't it be easier to just use the number of counts on a gieger
counter pointing at a very very hot source?  Or time the interval
between the counts?  Both of them are quite random...