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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2016 10:10:52 -0700
From: Kees Cook <>
To: "" <>
Subject: Re: Initialising random(4)

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Sandy Harris <> wrote:
> The gresecurity patches include code to initiailse the driver's pools
> with random data. I have different code to accomplish the same task &
> think anyone planning to integrate that part of the gre stuff into the
> kernel should also have a look at mine:
> I submitted an earlier version as a kernel patch, part of a large &
> complex series of proposed patches.

Do you have a URL to the kernel patch you sent? Right now, the
latent_entropy plugin does some static initialization with build-time
randomness, and then augments the pool with additional entropy during
boot. How does yours differ?


Kees Cook
Chrome OS & Brillo Security

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