Re: [PATCH] drivers/net: remove network drivers' last few usesofIRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM

From: Alan Cox
Date: Sun May 18 2008 - 06:10:49 EST

> Why remove IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM if "it cannot make the RNG output worse."
> We should not care if network traffic can be sniffed in some configurations
> (plus sniffing could be very unlikely in some others).

It makes it much worse - it lies about entropy.

> My understanding of openssl developper answer is same as yours :
> "it cannot make the RNG output worse."

If you don't care about the quality of your "random" numbers then
use /dev/urandom. It's very simple.
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