[Whonix-devel] secure random: kernel and mountall early use of entropy for what?

Patrick Schleizer adrelanos at riseup.net
Mon Feb 15 21:42:43 CET 2016

Hi John!


Great writing! I like your way of thinking, trying to perfect things,
and really attempting to really fix the issue at the root rather than
adding more workarounds on top.



you mention, that 'kernel makes heavy use of the RNG system before it is
initialized' and mountall. Could you please elaborate, what they require
entropy for and what are the risks of these currently not getting high
quality entropy?

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