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Re: use of RDRAND in $random_library

On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 03:46:07PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > Would it make sense to scan for the opcode?

> No, let's not propagate this issue outside the kernel.  Anyone wishing to
> complain about the use of hardware-accelerated randomness should argue that
> upstream with projects that adopt it; Debian should not be taking a position on
> this one way or another.

Debian should do the right thing, regardless of what upstreams may believe.

(Which is not to say anything about what the right thing is in this case.)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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