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Re: use and docs for mertwist.c ?
On Fri, 25 Jul 2008, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> reed%reedmedia.net@localhost said:
> > I am testing it as a replacement for arc4random to compare CPU usage.
> I'm noy a cryptography expert. Barely able to initiate a google
> search -- it yields that the M.T. is not considered suitable for
> cryptographic purposes.
> So if our version is modified, or there are other reasons which
> make it suitable as arc4random() replacement, it should
> be documented, to appease such concerns.
Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that I was going to replace arc4random(3) in
NetBSD. I just was going to replace it for a specific use in my own code
for some tests.
I still don't understand why src/sys/lib/libkern/mertwist.c is our code
and why it is built. Does anything/anyone actually use it?
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