cvs commit: src/sys/modules/random Makefile src/sys/dev/random harvest.c hash.c hash.h nehemiah.c nehemiah.h probe.c randomdev.c randomdev.h randomdev_soft.c randomdev_soft.h yar

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Sat Apr 10 04:11:40 PDT 2004

In message <200404100854.i3A8sa0w066414 at>, Mark Murray wr

>If it is felt that further whitening of the VIA C3 RNG is needed,
>then I believe that Yarrow would be overkill, and that a much smaller
>hash function will be sufficient.

How about we recognize that different users needs different levels of
randomness ?

Couldn't we provide at three levels of random bits:

	1. "Random enough for games"

	2. "Random enough for money"

	3. "Random enough for lives"

Would that be feasible ?

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