Re: Support for Hardware crypto accelerator 1000 from SUN
On Fri, 28 Apr 2006, email@example.com wrote:
Hello lists readers,
I have a PCI card from SUN labeled SUN-crypto accelerator 1000.
Looking at the web, I found some mention of a linux driver from RedHat
for old kernel (like 2.4.18).
They seems to have been removed from newer kernel.
What happened to those drivers ?
Is there any support for this hardware under debian ?
With very rare exceptions, Debian supports whatever the upstream kernel
supports. I guess that such hardware is pretty hard to come by, so you
might just have to embark on an exciting project of porting the old driver
to the newer kernel :-).
To answer your other question, there are a couple of userspace daemons
which should assist in entropy collection. The names I've heard of are EGD
and PRNG, strangely enough neither of them appears to be packaged. Note
that those just provide an additional socket you can read from, and do not
feed the entropy into the /dev/random or /dev/urandom pool.
Jurij Smakov firstname.lastname@example.org
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