gnupg on celeron and atom cpus
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Feb 10 15:35:17 CET 2009
On Feb 10, 2009, at 9:07 AM, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> Does anyone of you have an idea whether it could make problems to use
> gnupg on Celeron or Atom CPUs?
> I mean could this have an effect on the PRNG, e.g. that the entropy is
> worse? Or something similar?
The PRNG is generally a function of the platform, not of the CPU. If,
for example, you were running Linux on a Celeron or Atom, you'd have
the same PRNG as someone running Linux on any other CPU.
There is some fuzziness here - some CPUs may provide a PRNG, and there
are userspace entropy gathers like egd, but in general, use whatever
CPU you like. GPG doesn't care.
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