random seed initialization?

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Sun May 23 13:01:15 PDT 2004


Ian Molton wrote:

>On Sun, 23 May 2004 10:24:19 -0700
>"Kevin P. Fleming" <kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
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>>>BTW, BLFS has sections on /etc/inputrc, bash startup files, and vimrc.  
>>>I personally can't forsee
>>>a situation where a user would not want those too.  Are you going to 
>>>move those to LFS too?
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>>If my opinion matters, I think they should be moved to LFS, yes. These 
>>are pretty basic configuration issues for packages installed in LFS, it 
>>makes some sense for them to be in the same book, although most likely 
>>still towards the end of the book, not on the package pages themselves.
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>I disagree - I still dont have an inputrc on my 6 month old install here, and dont see why I need one.
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>likewise - if you NEED (slightly) improved randomness then you can add that to your scripts - random is random enough for all but some obscure things already. Are you going to add sections on how to use hardware random number generators too (over 50% of current chipsets have hwrng support) ?
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I've never had a chipset with a hardware RNG - don't you enable it in 
the kernel, and /dev/{,u}random will use that instead?  Or is there 
something else we're missing?

-J-




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