Via puts RNGs on new processors

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at
Tue Apr 8 19:57:19 EDT 2003

t.c.jones at writes:

>FIPS certification requires a certain miminal tests of RNG functionality
>every time the process is started.

Presumably we'd see this as a standard part of the POST (power-on self-test)
option in Nehemiah-aware BIOSes, just as various other CPU-specific features
are managed by specific BIOSes.  There'd also be a "Continue anyway if TRNG
test fails" option, enabled by default so as not to inconvenience users.


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