Re: Random number generator in Linux kernel
From: Darío Mariani
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 08:01:04 EST
As far as I understand the kernel generates random numbers gathering
data from several entropy sources, you will never get repetability
from there. Two options I know of:
1) The standard C library has the functions rand and random, wich
seems to have a decent distribution of the random numbers.
2) If you use C++, the Boost library (www.boost.org) has an excelent
set of options for generating random numbers.
On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 18:18:53 -0500 (EST), Vineet Joglekar
> Hi all,
> Can someone please tell me where can I find and which random/pseudo-random number generator can I use inside the linux kernel? (2.4.28)
> I found out 1 function get_random_bytes() in linux/drivers/char/random.c but thats not what I want.
> I want a function where I will be supplying a seed to that function as an input, and will get a random number back. If same seed is used, same number should be generated again.
> Can anybody please help me with that?
> Thanks and regards,
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