Key generation: is it possible to fail fast?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Mon Feb 20 21:09:42 CET 2017

On Mon 2017-02-20 03:15:15 -0500, Werner Koch wrote:
> In the past /dev/urandom was not guaranteed to be actually seeded and
> thus the use of the blocking /dev/random was the needed.  With the
> advent of the getrandom system call on Linux we known that /dev/urandom
> is seeded and thus we could do without the blocking /dev/random. I don't
> want to decide that myself, though.

What kind of help (and from whom) would you need to make that decision?

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