[PATCH] replace pseudo_random with standard random calls

Jörn Engel joern at wohnheim.fh-wedel.de
Thu Mar 17 13:02:17 EST 2005

On Thu, 17 March 2005 17:50:17 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 17:11 +0100, Jörn Engel wrote:
> > This little puppy removes a lot of code.  Not sure what the original
> > idea behind the pseudo_random implementation was, so whoever dislikes
> > my patch may speak up now.
> We don't necessarily have any entropy in the random pool yet, when we're
> mounting the rootfs.

We could feed the current pseudo_randomness into the entropy pool.

Will have to look into the details, there may be accounting problems.
Adding pseudo_randomness is not a big problem, since everything is
hashed.  But accounting it as real entropy would be creating a false
sense of security to other users.


Anything that can go wrong, will.
-- Finagle's Law

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