Re: [PATCH 21/22] /dev/random: kill batching of entropy mixing

From: Jamie Lokier
Date: Sat Mar 27 2004 - 08:55:52 EST

Matt Mackall wrote:
> Rather than batching up entropy samples, resulting in longer lock hold
> times when we actually process the samples, mix in samples
> immediately. The trickle code should eliminate almost all the
> additional interrupt-time overhead this would otherwise incur, with or
> without locking.

What do you mean by "the trickle code"? I didn't see anything in your
patch set which makes the interrupt-time overhead faster.

-- Jamie
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