Re: Fast random generator was: Re: Ideas for v2.1

Drew Eckhardt (
Tue, 02 Jul 1996 11:24:40 -0600

In message <>, bon@ele writes:
>So I would like to see a fast (possibly much mor predictable) random
>generator device (/dev/fandom), running with perhaps 5 MBytes/sec or better
>above. Is that feasable?

Possible, but silly. Unless you have need of kernel internals (ie, the
entropy pool for /dev/random) your random number generator belongs in a
user level process.

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