[Whonix-devel] How to confirm jitter .ko was loaded

Stephan Mueller smueller at chronox.de
Thu May 2 10:09:46 CEST 2019

Am Dienstag, 30. April 2019, 13:41:00 CEST schrieb Patrick Schleizer:

Hi Patrick,

> Hello Stephan,
> thank you for all your kernel work and answering to us here, appreciated!
> On https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=927972 I asked
> Debian kernel maintainers to consider enabling the jitter kernel module
> by default.
> Would you wish to share your thoughts on this?

I looked through the bug report. The message #41 effectively summarizes all 
very clearly and derives the right conclusions.

So, the jitterentropy kernel module is only used by the kernel DRBG. And it 
will load the jitterentropy kernel module automatically considering that the 
module name is the same as the cipher name "jitterentropy_rng". Of course, 
this only applies if the kernel module is available in the execution 
environment (like the initramfs) and the DRBG is initialized during that time.

Thus, I am not sure I can contribute more to the bug thread.


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