Am Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2020, 14:00:01 CEST schrieb Krzysztof Kozlowski:

Hi Krzysztof,

> On Wed, 20 May 2020 at 13:53, Stephan Mueller <> wrote:
> > > > That said, the illustrated example is typical for hardware RNGs. Yet
> > > > it is never guaranteed to work that way. Thus, if you can point to
> > > > architecture documentation of your specific hardware RNGs showing that
> > > > the data read from the hardware is pure unconditioned noise data, then
> > > > I have no objections to the patch.
> > > 
> > > I can tell for sure that this is the case for exynos-trng[1].
> > 
> > So you are saying that the output for the exynos-trng is straight from a
> > ring oscillator without any post-processing of any kind?
> Hi,
> I think we will never be able to state this because the manual is
> quite limited in sharing internals. What the driver does and probably
> Lukasz wanted to say is that there is "post processing" block and
> feature which can be disabled. The manual is saying the TRNG block
> generates random data from thermal noise but not how much in a direct
> way. There could be some simple post-processing or not (except the one
> able to on/off). Also manual says this post processing block is there
> to remove statistical weakness from the TRNG block. To me it does not
> prove enough that raw data is really raw...

Unterstood, but can't that statement be added to the commit message?
> Best regards,
> Krzysztof


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