Reply to post: Re: This is actually useful

Linux 4.19 lets you declare your trust in AMD, IBM and Intel

Ian Michael Gumby
Alien

Re: This is actually useful

No, not really that useful.

At issue is that for most tasks the regular random number generator is random enough.

For tasks that require a better random number generator, they will use alternative that are already available.

So sure it moves the issue to vendor, (e.g. RH, SuSE, etc ...) but it really is attempting to solve a problem that is solved thru other means. I guess you could say it reduces the burden on the other apps to supply their own random number generator. Thats about it...

The alien because one of the best sources for entropy (randomness) comes from listening to background radiation/noise from space...

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