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    Phoronix: New Linux /dev/random RNG Revved For The 43rd Time

    Going on for more than a half-decade now has been the effort around Linux Random Number Generator as a new /dev/random implementation for Linux. After more than five years, LRNG continues to work towards being mainlined and today marks the 43rd revision to these patches...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...inux-LRNG-43rd

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    Someone ought to give that dude a raise. If I had to rewrite my work 43 times I'd be pulling my hair off my ass in anger.

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    • #3
      I don't understand the "better cooling" part.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ms178 View Post
        I don't understand the "better cooling" part.
        Whoops, meant tooling. Thanks.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cl333r View Post
          Someone ought to give that dude a raise. If I had to rewrite my work 43 times I'd be pulling my hair off my ass in anger.
          More like a termination letter. It shouldn't take this much to make it right.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ddriver View Post
            More like a termination letter. It shouldn't take this much to make it right.
            It is (extremely) hard to make and prove something is cryptographically correct/secure against all known (and imagined/potential) exploits. It takes a special kind of person (along with teams of others) to get such work past the gate.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CommunityMember View Post

              It is (extremely) hard to make and prove something is cryptographically correct/secure against all known (and imagined/potential) exploits. It takes a special kind of person (along with teams of others) to get such work past the gate.
              Clearly they should have call on you to do it. You know so much on the subject

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ddriver View Post
                More like a termination letter. It shouldn't take this much to make it right.
                A new revision does not imply previous versions are wrong.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ddriver View Post
                  More like a termination letter. It shouldn't take this much to make it right.
                  A succinct and brilliant analysis by an expert in the field.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Space Heater View Post

                    A succinct and brilliant analysis by an expert in the field.
                    So you are expert on experts then? Probably also psychic

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