Re: [PATCH] (0/4) Entropy accounting fixes

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 05:25:55 EST

On Sun, 2002-08-18 at 05:06, dean gaudet wrote:
> On 17 Aug 2002, Robert Love wrote:
> > [1] this is why I wrote my netdev-random patches. some machines just
> > have to take the entropy from the network card... there is nothing
> > else.
> many southbridges come with audio these days ... isn't it possible to get
> randomness off the adc even without anything connected to it?

Both the AMD and Intel bridges also come with high speed random number
generators (i810-rng, amd768-rng). ADC randomness itself tends to be
very suspect.

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