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    Default Linux Kernel Works To Make Better Random Reseeding

    Phoronix: Linux Kernel Works To Make Better Random Reseeding

    While /dev/random was made faster and more random in Linux 3.13, in light of the NSA controversies and that Intel/VIA hardware encryption and random generators may not even be trustworthy, there's been a rework in how reseeding happens for the Linux kernel's random component...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU0NDM

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    I saw different unofficial patches for random.c that basically increase INPUT_POOL_WORDS and OUTPUT_POOL_WORDS to change the pool size. An example is grsec: http://xorl.wordpress.com/2010/11/09...entropy-pools/

    I wonder if these are still needed and/or compatible with Greg's patch set?

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