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Re: a small C program to test xdm's /dev/mem reading on your architecture

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> You are mistaken.  Do yourself a favour and get a book about (pseudo)
> random number generators, entropy, hash functions and cryptography.
> If you don't start with random numbers, you can turn the numbers upside
> down, it won't get any more random than what you started with.

There's also a nice comment at the top of drivers/char/random.c that
(I assume) Ted Ts'o wrote.  It's a nice, succinct explanation of many
things regarding linux randomness and randomness in general.


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