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Re: Patch: new random pseudodevice
> You are aware of the fact that 99.99% of computers don't have true
> random number generators and the bits you claim that are random are
> not random at all?
Actually, practically all computers have true random number generators.
The first problem is that neither they nor their interfaces are
designed as such, so getting the randomness out of them and into the
system is...interesting. The second problem is that nobody really
knows just how good the resulting randomness is - that is, while there
is true randomness there, nobody knows just how much information
content there is in each "random" bit. (The latter is one reason for
whitening input bits as they are gathered.)
These random number generators are things like the turbulence inside
disk drives and the noise in sound input.
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