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

Roman Kurakin rik at
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 
fast-good-enougth without
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.

Best regards,

More information about the cvs-src mailing list