Question about md_open() and random
mo at g10code.com
Fri Jul 7 18:50:37 CEST 2006
> I don't understand why a message digest function need to call
> "_gcry_fast_random_poll()" !? I noticed a FIXME:
This is to make sure that the random pool is filled with entropy on a
pseudo-regular basis. Note that this function call is a no-op, in case
the random pool has not been used before.
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