Linux getrandom() support

Bernd ecki at zusammenkunft.net
Mon Oct 6 02:44:28 UTC 2014


Hello,

Is there already support for the upcoming getrandom() syscall in Linux 3.17
kernel planned? I guess this would be a good feature for SSL and the strong
SecureRandom variant (by setting the 128bit entropy required flag).

It would be good if this is supported out of the box, especially to avoid
problems when the dev files are missing in some container/virtualisation
systems.

Greetings
Bernd
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