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Re: Changes to make /dev/*random better sooner
On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 12:25:32AM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> 2) Accumulate the output of kernel printf (as well as the times
> when it's called) and add this periodically. To avoid issues
> with recursion through diagnostic printfs, we use SHA512 to
> accumulate the printf output, then mix in its output.
I wonder if we should make this part a compile time option (typically
defaulting to on for most architectures - but I haven't tried on
really the difference it makes for really slow machines). I do understand
that kernel output is rare post boot, so it might not be a big deal.
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