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Re: /dev/random is hot garbage

On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 06:43:04PM +0000, wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 11:55:23AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > Another approach, harder, is to create a xenrnd(4) pseudodevice and
> > hypervisor call that gets bits from the host's /dev/random and injects
> > them as if from a hardware rng.
> > 
> > 
> That requires the ability coordinate "please run this backported patch"
> to whoever does the package builds. Since we don't let anyone volunteer
> for tasks and would rather have highly critical things rely on people
> who stopped having NetBSD time about 5 years ago, that's not going to
> happen.

no that's not the problem.
Lots of nonsense has been written in this thread.
/dev/randon actually works as documented and if rust wants /dev/urandom
behavior it should use /dev/urandom. Also I'd like to get explained why
a compiler needs that much random bits.

BTW, while talking about packages availability, when will the bootstrap
kit for i386 be available ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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