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    random: add a config option to trust the CPU's hwrng · 39a8883a
    Theodore Ts'o authored
    This gives the user building their own kernel (or a Linux
    distribution) the option of deciding whether or not to trust the CPU's
    hardware random number generator (e.g., RDRAND for x86 CPU's) as being
    correctly implemented and not having a back door introduced (perhaps
    courtesy of a Nation State's law enforcement or intelligence
    This will prevent getrandom(2) from blocking, if there is a
    willingness to trust the CPU manufacturer.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarTheodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
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