cvs commit: src/sys/modules/random Makefile src/sys/dev/random
randomdev.h randomdev_soft.c randomdev_soft.h yar
rik at cronyx.ru
Sat Apr 10 12:40:34 PDT 2004
Luigi Rizzo wrote:
>On Sat, Apr 10, 2004 at 04:19:03PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>>>How about computations?
>>Well, depends what kind of computations you are talking about obviously.
>>I specifically didn't list that because I have seen so many examples
>>of monte carlo analysis done with rand() that I could cry. People
>maybe just as many as those that [unvoluntarily] rely
>on uninitialized variables :)
My knowledge in that area may be near those one. (I am about who may use
random, not about variables :-) But as far as I know there is some
methods of estimation
that this generator is random enougth for that kind of computation. So
we may have
a set of such tests which would show how random we are. And I am sure,
most of task
didn't require supper-random-generator, but having some
special hardware would be very nice. Probably if we would have some
gradation here we
might have a few computation levels.
Again, this was just some thoughts. This is not my area.
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