Fwd: Random number generator

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at britannica.bec.de
Fri May 8 06:22:55 PDT 2009

On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 07:47:46AM +0100, Robin Carey wrote:
> So a possible improvement could be made by introducing more "entropy" at
> initialisation from a high resolution timer like the TSC - rdtsc() (which is
> also used in the random number generator - NANOUP_EVENT() - courtesy of
> Matthew Dillon).

The high resolution timers are very likely already used and using
multiple time sources doesn't add much entropy as they are driven from
the same crystal in almost every system.


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