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

From: Pavel Machek (
Date: Fri Nov 02 2001 - 05:34:27 EST


> And your argument that there is zero randomness in the TSC _depends_ on
> your ability to perfectly estimate what the TSC is. If you cannot do it,
> there is obviously at least one bit of randomness there. So I don't think
> your "zero" is a good conservative estimate.

Actually, no. If something is not predictable it does not mean >= 1 bit.

There is < half of bit of information in "this human is older than 100 years".

There's about 7.3 bits per word in english sentence. Etc, fractional bits

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