Re: [uml-devel] [PATCH 3/9] UML - "Hardware" random number generator

From: Chris Friesen
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 15:25:11 EST

Jeff Dike wrote:
rob@xxxxxxxxxxx said:

I'm just thinking about those UML hosting farms, with several UML
instances per machine, on machines which haven't got a keyboard
attached constantly feeding entropy into the pool.

That's when you set the network links to feed entropy. It may not be very good entropy, but it's probably better than nothing (especially in a UML virtual-system instance, where the real NIC is handling traffic for all hosted systems).

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