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Re: Waiting for Randot (or: nia and maya were right and I was wrong)

> Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 13:21:21 +0100
> From: Kamil Rytarowski <>
> On 11.01.2021 02:25, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> > Many of you have no doubt noticed that a lot more things hang waiting
> > for entropy than used to on machines without hardware random number
> > generators (even as we've added a bunch of new drivers for HWRNGs) --
> > e.g., python, firefox.
> Can we overload the ENOSYS return value and return it for CPUs without
> hardware assisted random number generator? This way we certainly catch
> real bugs in software that do not handle ENOSYS anyway.

How does that detect real bugs?  How does it improve anything?

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