Phoronix: Linux 3.15 Random To Support Intel's RDSEED
The Linux 3.15 kernel's /dev/random implementation will feature a new instruction of Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors...
Fine, as it won't be the only source for randomness to be used...
Since this chip was designed way before Snowden happened, this instruction most probably has nothing to do with randomness.
Is it fully 100% NSA compliant?
There is no seed for /dev/random, as it intended to be 100% true random. Seeding is for pseudorandom number generators.the RDSEED instruction is supported with Broadwell hardware for seeding /dev/random.
Linus has already gone over this multiple times. /dev/random and /dev/urandom aren't seeded by a single source. They get used as one of many sources so even if one source is bad, the "bad' gets flushed out by the added entropy from other sources.