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Re: /dev/hw_random



On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 09:52:48PM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> "cat /dev/hw_random > /dev/null") is listed in "top" output as using 100% CPU 
> time though an strace of the process shows it to be blocked on a read 
> of /dev/hw_random.

The hw_random driver is both slow and polled I/O



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