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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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