Random device in 1.3.31 on [34]86...

Marek Michalkiewicz (marekm@i17linuxb.ists.pwr.wroc.pl)
Tue, 10 Oct 1995 20:21:12 +0100 (MET)


If I am reading the 1.3.31 patch correctly, the random device now uses
the cycle counter on a Pentium to get some more randomness. In 1.3.30
the high resolution timer (present in all PCs) was used for that, but
this code has been removed completely (instead of using in only on
non-Pentium systems). For those poor people without Pentimus (myself
included), shouldn't we still use the timer?