[Cryptography] RFC possible changes for Linux random device

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Sun Oct 5 14:29:29 EDT 2014

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 7:18 PM, Sandy Harris <sandyinchina at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have some experimental code to replace parts of random.c ...
> Next two posts will be the main code and a support program it uses.

Based partly on comments received both on and off list (Thanks!), I
now have a rather different version. Most changes were aimed at
cleaner code and clearer comments; I think I have achieved both. I
also added some things.

Current code is ~1800 lines, ~800 of which are comments and ~200 test
scaffolding so my file compiles to a standalone test program, not a
driver. I am not going to clutter the list with that, but I will
happily send it along to anyone who asks.

My next step will be to start submitting it as patches. (Thanks for
the instructions, Jason.) Organising that looks difficult, since what
I propose is a major rewrite, not easily expressed as a series of
incremental changes. However, I'll try to figure it out.

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