Re: [RFC] AES instead of SHA1 for /dev/urandom
Date: Tue Dec 11 2012 - 21:08:29 EST
On Wed, 12 Dec 2012 03:03:54 +0100 OndÅej BÃlka <neleai@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I consider to speed-up /dev/urandom on recent intel processors by
> using hardware aes. Same for accelerated aes crypto.
> Would you accept a patch if I wrote it?
Have you read https://lwn.net/Articles/525459 ?
In particular the paragraph containing:
A member of the audience asked why the kernel couldn't just do away with
the existing system and use the HWRNG directly.
Does that answer your question in any way?
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