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

From: NeilBrown
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 ?

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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