user-space threads

Andrew Haley aph@redhat.com
Fri Oct 25 02:00:00 GMT 2002


Adam Megacz writes:
 > 
 > Andrew Haley <aph@redhat.com> writes:
 > >  > Wow.  I consider that a major omission.  A lot of people write code
 > >  > that implicitly relies upon that assumption -- for example, a lot of
 > >  > crypto libraries generate randomness by spinning a thread in a while
 > >  > loop and then flipping a boolean to break the thread out of the loop.
 > 
 > > I wouldn't rely on a crypto library that did that.
 > 
 > What would you suggest instead if SecureRandom is unavailable?

PGP used keystrokes.  See also http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/usenix98.pdf.

Andrew.



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