Re: mmotm 2008-12-01-19-41: early exception (page fault -- derefof 0x20)

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 18:50:52 EST

Matt Mackall wrote:

If we oops or warn while picking a timesource, we'll have lots of fun?

we really only need to mix in the tsc; ktime_get() is just an arch friendly way to get that
I supposed (wrongly).

but yes we need to do a few things
1) seed on demand with a platform time source
2) have a way where arch init can just hand semi random data during the boot process to
increase the randomness (even if it doesn't count as entropy)
I got pulled in some big project at work so I might not get to it this week, but if nobody beats
me to it I will get to it ;-(
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