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The Linux Kernel: Configuring the Kernel Part 5

Aug 14, 2013, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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The next kernel feature that can be configured is a x86 random number generator (x86 architectural random number generator (ARCH_RANDOM)). Remember, we are configuring the kernel source code for an AMD64 system. This number generator uses the x86 RDRAND instructions for Intel processors. It is not necessary for general use, so I will disable this for a more lightweight kernel.

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