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Re: getrandom and getentropy
> Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:16:12 -0000 (UTC)
> From: mlelstv%serpens.de@localhost (Michael van Elst)
> Previously we could trust in random processes, whether the entropy
> estimation was scientific or not. We could also chose what source
> to trust.
Still can. NetBSD just doesn't do bogus pseudoscientific
prestidigitation any more.
> Now we put all trust in loading a constant file.
This is still false, just like it was the last time you made this
> >This hardware can reasonably block forever on first boot, due to
> >the large number of sources of entropy that are no longer measured.
> Not "can". It does, definitely, always.
> And it never blocks on second boot.
This is false.
Please do your homework first, and then take this to a thread where it
is on topic, not the thread about a choice of C API to adopt.
For example, here's a thread where you had months of opportunity to
raise your concerns, and where your misapprehensions could have been
addressed without the sarcastic commentary:
You're also welcome to ask me privately if you're unclear on anything
specific about it, or you think there's a specific mistake (but please
be specific, rather than just raising general FUD).
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