Re: [RFC] AES instead of SHA1 for /dev/urandom

From: OndÅej BÃlka
Date: Wed Dec 12 2012 - 03:02:42 EST

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 01:08:26PM +1100, NeilBrown wrote:
> 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 ?
> 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?
No as AES is a HWRNG about as much as horse is type of automobile.

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