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Re: regarding the changes to kernel entropy gathering

On Tue, Apr 06, 2021 at 06:24:38PM +0000, Koning, Paul wrote:
> > Isn't it as simple as:
> > 
> > 	dd bs=32 if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/random
> > 
> > ?
> That runs the risk of people thinking it adds entropy.  I'd be more comfortable with this:
> 	dd bs=32 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/random
> because it makes the security implications more obvious.

Both ways are equally unclear to anyone not looking deep enough. Your
method could be read like "we start with empty state".


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