Re: random() in kernel

Alan Cox (
Tue, 28 May 1996 10:47:57 +0100 (BST)

> out there that got some handly algorithms i would like a pointer to
> them. The generator doesn't need to be very good, size and speed are
> major concerns. The reason why the phisical event counter based
> entropy is not too good for my purposes is that the generator will be
> called right after system initialization and the fact that the
> objective is obtaining equally distributed numbers.

See ext2fs it had a deletion random number generator about 2 lines long.
I seem to remember using it for igmp too