Subject: Re: replace kernel random number function
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Stefan_H=FClbrock?= <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/23/2000 19:34:32
On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 03:50:24PM +0200, Stefan Hülbrock wrote:
> I'd prefer it to run in the kernel because there a random pool
> can be gathered from the interrupts...
> surely this pool needs to be hashed before data is delivered
> to the user process.
> Did anyone take a look at the linux kernel driver (sorry for this).
> It looks very promising to me. I guess a similar conectpt can be
> built into NetBSD also. (Or can someone point out what
> the problems connected to this are?)

We have had this for a long time. Look at rnd(4). But this is not what
the question is about.