Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/6] /dev/random - a new approach

From: Theodore Ts'o
Date: Thu Apr 21 2016 - 22:52:08 EST

I still have a massive problem with the claims that the "Jitter" RNG
provides any amount of entropy. Just because you and I might not be
able to analyze it doesn't mean that somebody else couldn't. After
all, DUAL-EC DRNG was very complicated and hard to analyze. So would
be something like


Very hard to analyze indeed. Shall we run statistical tests? They'll
pass with flying colors.

Secure? Not so much.

- Ted