Via puts RNGs on new processors

David Honig dahonig at
Tue Apr 8 13:59:01 EDT 2003

At 12:20 PM 4/8/03 -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>The new Via Technologies x86 clone processors appear to have on-board
>cryptography support, including a hardware random number generator.

Sec 3.1: 

When exiting low-power mode, the contents of the shift register are
discarded and the next complete byte destined for the shift register is
also discarded.                      ^^^^	                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Did they mean "bit" vs "byte"?  
Or did they mean "FIFO" instead of "shift register"?  [I think so]

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