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Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:00:17 +0200
From: Stephan Müller <>
To: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>
Cc: Theodore Ts'o <>, "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>, Eric Biggers <>, Linux Crypto Mailing List <>, LKML <>,, Greg Kroah-Hartman <>, David Miller <>, Herbert Xu <>
Subject: Re: Re: [PATCH v3 04/13] crypto/rng: ensure that the RNG is ready before using

Am Mittwoch, 7. Juni 2017, 00:19:10 CEST schrieb Henrique de Moraes Holschuh:

Hi Henrique,

> On that same idea, one could add an early_initramfs handler for entropy
> data.

Any data that comes from outside during the boot process, be it some NVRAM 
location, the /var/lib...seed file for /dev/random or other approaches are 
viewed by a number of folks to have zero bits of entropy.

I.e. this data is nice for stirring the pool, but is not considered to help 
our entropy problem.


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