[Beowulf] Random numbers (was Re: /dev/random entropy on stateless/headless nodes)

Hearns, John john.hearns at mclaren.com
Wed Mar 2 01:44:43 PST 2011


Talking about seeding random numbers from dates and network interfaces,
I happen to be looking at the Intel igb driver for a completely separate
reason today.

One of the parameters in the igb kernel module is:


parm:           entropy:Allow igb to populate the /dev/random entropy
pool (int)


I guess this isn't news to most people.
John Hearns

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