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SubjectRe: [PATCH] random: vary jitter iterations based on cycle counter speed
Hi Vladimir,

On Wed, Jul 13, 2022 at 03:31:05PM +0100, Vladimir Murzin wrote:
> I've just seen on the platform with slow(ish) timer that it is now considered
> as a source of entropy with samples_per_bit set to 27 (5.19-rc6 has MAX_SAMPLES_PER_BIT
> set to 32). Because of that I see significant delays and I'm trying to understand what
> could be wrong with my setup.
> I observe one credit_init_bits(1) call (via entropy_timer()) per ~970 schedule() calls.
> Is that somewhat expected? Does it make sense at all?

How slow are we talking? Seconds? Minutes? Is it too slow? It's possible
that MAX_SAMPLES_PER_BIT=32 is a bit high as a threshold and I should
reduce that a bit.

Also, out of curiosity, why is your timer so slow?


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