Subject: Re: replace kernel random number function
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/23/2000 23:12:49
"Steven M. Bellovin" wrote:

> The point of yarrow is to do that reseeding in a cryptographically 
> sound way.  (I'd frankly rather it ran in user space, of course.)

Since most or all of the entropy gathering is going to be by kernel
drivers I'd guess that a user-space implementation could get tricky.

I'm browsing the Yarrow paper (yarrow-full) - both the postscript and
PDF versions have two figures that are totally blank :-(

Simon Burge                            <>
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