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Re: Yet another updated entropy patch

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Yet another updated entropy patch
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 06:03:49 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)


On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 01:52:39AM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> What do you perceive as the benefit of having the entropy mixing
> function outside of the device framework in its own user space server?

The very same reasons why we bother with this microkernel stuff at all:

- Reducing memory and CPU footprint of kernel

- Reducing amount of code running in kernel mode

- Improving flexibility/hackability


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