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haveged uses HAVEGE (HArdware Volatile Entropy Gathering and Expansion) to maintain a 1M pool of random bytes used to fill /dev/random whenever the supply of random bits in dev/random falls below the low water mark of the device.
More information about HAVAGE is available at http://www.irisa.fr/caps/projects/hipsor/
Haveged, an entropy source INTRODUCTION Complete documentation haveged can be found at http://www.issihosts.com/haveged/ Linux provides device interfaces (/dev/random and /dev/urandom) to a pool of random numbers collected from system interrupt service routines. On some systems, especially on those systems with high needs or limited user interaction, the standard collection mechanism cannot mee more»
haveged(8) SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION COMMANDS haveged(8) NAME haveged - Generate random numbers and feed linux random device. SYNOPSIS haveged [options] DESCRIPTION The HAVEGE (HArdware Volatile Entropy Gathering and Expan‐ sion) algorithum harvests the indirect effects of hardware events on hidden processor state (caches, br more»
haveged (1.4-4) unstable; urgency=low * Disable NIST test suite on mips and mipsel as it takes way too long on these architectures. At least long enough to prevent the package build to complete properly. -- Jérémy Bobbio <email@example.com> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:58:39 +0200 haveged (1.4-3) unstable; urgency=low * Add patch by Sven Hartge to overcome mips build failures: let's more»
v1.4 (Feb 07, 2012) * Add s390 architecture. Thanks to Dan Horak and Jiri Hladky * Add generic arc more»
Format: http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/ Upstream-Name: haveged Sou more»