Subject: Re: System clock resolution and random numbers
To: Michael L. VanLoon -- HeadCandy.com <michaelv@MindBender.serv.net>
From: Warner Losh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/01/1997 20:57:57
In message <199705010611.XAA08802@MindBender.serv.net> "Michael L. VanLoon -- HeadCandy.com" 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...