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SubjectRe: [RFC] AES instead of SHA1 for /dev/urandom
On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:58:16 +0100 Ondřej Bílka <neleai@seznam.cz> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 01:08:26PM +1100, NeilBrown wrote:
> > On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 03:03:54 +0100 Ondřej Bílka <neleai@seznam.cz> wrote:
> >
> > > I consider to speed-up /dev/urandom on recent intel processors by
> > > using hardware aes. Same for accelerated aes crypto.
> > >
> > > Would you accept a patch if I wrote it?
> >
> > Have you read https://lwn.net/Articles/525459 ?
> >
> Yes
> > In particular the paragraph containing:
> >
> > A member of the audience asked why the kernel couldn't just do away with
> > the existing system and use the HWRNG directly.
> >
> > Does that answer your question in any way?
> >
> No as AES is a HWRNG about as much as horse is type of automobile.

Yes, of course. Thanks.

NeilBrown
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