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

From: Robert Love (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 12:20:41 EST

On Sun, 2002-08-18 at 13:18, Oliver Xymoron wrote:

> I'm thinking of changing urandom read to avoid pulling entropy from
> the primary pool (via xfer) if it falls below a given low
> watermark. The important part is to prevent starvation of
> /dev/random, it doesn't have to be fair.

A watermark (perhaps /proc configurable) is a very sane way of doing
this. Great.

> My patches should provide sufficient entropy for any workstation use
> with or without network sampling. It's only the headless case that's
> problematic - see my compromise patch with trust_pct.

Sounds good to me, so we shall see...

        Robert Love

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