A New /dev/random Is Still Being Worked On
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 10 March 2017 at 06:10 AM EST. 13 Comments
Stephan Müller has announced the newest version of his patches for implementing a new /dev/random implementation he calls the Linux Random Number Generator, or LRNG for short.

The LRNG design tries to ensure sufficient entropy during boot time as well as in virtual environments and when using SSDs or device mapper targets.

Going back to last year we've been covering this new random number generator work for Linux. Stephan Müller has now re-based the code for Linux 4.11-rc1, though it doesn't appear that it will be merged any time in the immediate future for the Linux kernel.

More details via this message from the Linux kernel mailing list.
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