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Date: Sun, 04 Jun 2017 08:23:41 +0200
From: Stephan Müller <>
To: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
Cc: Theodore Ts'o <>, Linux Crypto Mailing List <>, LKML <>,
Subject: Re: get_random_bytes returns bad randomness before seeding is complete

Am Freitag, 2. Juni 2017, 16:59:56 CEST schrieb Jason A. Donenfeld:

Hi Jason,

> Alternatively, I'm open to other solutions people might come up with.

One addition, there is an issue (I would call it a bug) in random.c before 4.8 
where the nonblocking_pool is not reseeded during early boot even though 
entropy may be available. That issue aggravates early boot time entropy issues 
for user and kernel land.

I have not heard about accepting or rejecting it, so I am wondering how 
patches go into random.c at all.



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