[Cryptech Tech] trng ready for play

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Thu Oct 2 23:18:12 UTC 2014

> But for 32 o of those words the collector will stall until the timeout
> has been reached. This is due to the fact that the collector attempts to
> get them from the enabled avalanche_entropy provider.
> In the movie the timeout is set to a very long time in order for us
> humans to be able to see what happens. If you would lower the timeout to
> a more reasonable speed that better matches the expected time (times two
> or so) for the slowest entropy provider to come up with a word, the
> reseed would go much faster.

got it.  thanks.  which caused a neuron to fire

if entropy providers vary much in speed, having a per-provider timeout
may be wise.


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