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Re: Waiting for Randot (or: nia and maya were right and I was wrong)
On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 12:21:24AM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:21:58 +0100
> > From: Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
> > On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 10:15:41AM +0000, nia wrote:
> > > I still think my idea to record a second of noise from /dev/audio on
> > > machines that totally lack other strong sources is a good one. We did
> > > already put together the code and test it on a range of hardware and
> > > VMs.
> > And what about systems that don't have a /dev/audio (or system that have
> > play-only /dev/audio) ?
> What about them? Systems without usable microphone noise are no worse
> off than they would have been without nia's suggestion.
> If a machine doesn't have any unpredictable inputs, well, there's no
> magic we can do -- you can copy a seed over from another machine (on a
Yes. I just want to make sure this will remain an option.
For this to work the machine has to come up multiuser with working
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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