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Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:03:19 +0100
From: Ben Laurie <>
To: Dan Kaminsky <>
Subject: Re: DakaRand

On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 9:28 PM, Dan Kaminsky <> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Ben Laurie <> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Dan Kaminsky <> wrote:
>> > entropy gathering has gotten *worse* (via abandonment of interrupts),
>> > not
>> > better.
>> Entropy gathering in _one particular OS_. Credit where its due, please.
> My understanding is that bad keys were detected on more than just Linux,
> which implies starvation on everything on everything not out of Redmond.
> What interesting approaches are you aware of that deserve credit?  Not a
> rhetorical question, I'm genuinely curious.

I was referring to the abandonment of interrupts in Linux. You think
that other OSes have got worse at entropy gathering? And when did
"more than Linux" start implying "not Windows"?

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