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Re: use of RDRAND in $random_library

At Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:36:16 +0200,
Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> That being said, sometimes you just need the binary equivalent of an
> uncompressible Lorem Ipsum text (dd if=/dev/urandom), but IMHO the kernel
> could (and should) provide a device for that.

If you just want to overwrite something with random data, you can use
shred instead of doing a dd from /dev/urandom. Shred uses an internal
PRNG that should be fast enough:


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