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Re: getrandom and getentropy (Taylor R Campbell) writes:

>(Obviously, it is possible to run a kernel with an /etc/rc script that
>skips loading the seed from disk altogether; I'm not considering weird
>customized installations like that.  System engineers who futz with
>this are responsible for getting the details right.)

Like installing a system from read-only media or a system that crashed
and starts again with the same seed.

I'm wondering, how you can trust a god-sent file from persistent storage
but not an unspecified random process?

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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