[PATCH] replace pseudo_random with standard random calls

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Thu Mar 17 13:22:26 EST 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-17 at 19:17 +0100, Jörn Engel wrote:
> Simplicity, code size, speed, quality of entropy.
> I'll give it a try and see whether it's worth it.

My original estimate was that it wouldn't be. If you have to collect
entropy from JFFS2 version numbers anyway, you're not making a lot of
progress on the code size. If you feed it into the random pool via a
cryptographic hash, you do get a better quality of entropy, but it costs
you a lot of time -- and time during the mount is at a premium already. 


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