gnupg on celeron and atom cpus

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Feb 10 15:35:17 CET 2009

On Feb 10, 2009, at 9:07 AM, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:

> Hi.
> 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.


More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list