Why not use rtc or clk for randomness?

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Wed, 23 Aug 2000 10:04:30 +0200

On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, John Goodleaf wrote:

> -[irq], first finding a good irq by looking at vmstat -i. I was
> specifically cautioned against using the irqs associated with clk and
> rtc. Why is that? They have such wonderfully high rates. I'm sure using
The output of a clock is not very random. Well there are some exception like the one in our kitchen :-) -- Werner Koch GnuPG key: 621CC013 OpenIT GmbH http://www.OpenIT.de -- Archive is at http://lists.gnupg.org - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to gnupg-users-request@gnupg.org