[ANN] rng-tools 1.0 released

From: Jeff Garzik (jgarzik@pobox.com)
Date: Sat Jul 05 2003 - 12:30:02 EST

Version 1.0 of the rng-tools package has been released to


This is the userspace support package for i810_rng / amd768_rng (2.4)
and hw_random (2.5) device drivers.

The general idea is that you have a userspace daemon obtaining random
data from one or more sources, run it through a bunch of "make sure it's
really random" sanity checks, and then add that entropy to the kernel's
/dev/random entropy pool.

Future directions include Via RNG support completely in userspace, and
support for entropy sources other than a single /dev file.

Contributions and critical review of this package welcome.


P.S. Future release announcements will occur only via SourceForge's
automated release notification system. This is a fairly minor package,
and I don't want to spam lkml.

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