Re: CONFIG_RANDOM option for 1.99.2

Shinanyaku (
Wed, 15 May 1996 09:43:13 -0400 (EDT)

Ingo Molnar was heard saying ....

> > Do You really think that they will be aware of such an Linux *SPECIFIC*
> > animal?

> btw, libc should use this interface IMHO, in some way, thus applications
> using libc *rand* functions could be enhanced.

Just a small comment, several months ago I patched the CFS sources to
detect and use the entropy pool in /dev. ESM's startup was INFINITY
faster than before (duh!).

So, the point is at least ONE non-Linux specific application is using

> -- mingo
> ps. the Linux entry from the NSA bible:
> Linux: the OS with blocking /dev/random
> =B-)

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