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

On 7/13/22 15:40, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> 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.
>

TBH, I run out of patience and never seen it completes, more then seconds. I just was
curious how much it is should take to get crng_ready() return true.

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

It is part of slow(ish) FPGA.

Cheers
Vladimir

>
> Jason

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