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  • Linux 5.17 Random Number Generator Seeing Speed-Ups, Switching From SHA1 To BLAKE2s

    Phoronix: Linux 5.17 Random Number Generator Seeing Speed-Ups, Switching From SHA1 To BLAKE2s

    Ahead of the Linux 5.17 merge window officially opening next week, random (RNG) subsystem maintainer Jason Donenfeld has submitted an exciting batch of updates for this next kernel cycle...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...Linux-5.17-RNG

  • #2
    Why not Blake3?

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    • #3
      Blake3 is only a couple of years old. Not something you want to put in something like this before it's been battle tested.

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      • #4
        It is time: SHA-1 is considered broken... For years: https://research.kudelskisecurity.co...1-with-blake2/
        Amano
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        Last edited by Amano; 07 January 2022, 03:44 AM.

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        • #5
          It will be nice with a new random generator. I wonder what It'll bring me? I'm hoping for drinks and future electronics but no animals, especially alien or deformed ones.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Etherman View Post
            It will be nice with a new random generator. I wonder what It'll bring me? I'm hoping for drinks and future electronics but no animals, especially alien or deformed ones.
            It will add more flavor to your drinks.

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            • #7
              Any followup from all that about removing the blocking mechanism?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Laughing1 View Post
                Why not Blake3?
                I think blake 3 might be less secure due to less rounds or something. The advantage of blake3 is the faster speed.

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