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SubjectRe: [DISCUSSION PATCH 00/41] random: possible ways towards NIST SP800-90B compliance
On Fri, Oct 02, 2020 at 03:56:28PM +0200, Stephan Mueller wrote:
> Am Freitag, 2. Oktober 2020, 15:15:55 CEST schrieb Willy Tarreau:
>
> Hi Willy,
>
> > > And this is all ???
> >
> > Possibly a lot of people got used to seeing the numerous versions
> > and are less attentive to new series, it's possible that your message
> > will wake everyone up.
>
> I think that points to my patch series. My patch series which provide a
> complete separate, API and ABI compliant drop in replacement of /dev/random,
> nobody from the gatekeepers cared to even answer. It would not touch the
> existing code.
>
> After waiting some time without changing the code (e.g. after Andi Lutomirski
> commented), I got no answer at all from the gatekeepers, not even any
> indication in what direction I should move if something was not desired in the
> patch series.
>
> Thus I continued adding the features that I think are necessary and for which
> I received comments from mathematicians. What else should I do?
>
> With the patch set v35 of my patch series, I see all my goals finally
> achieved at I expect the code to be stable from here on. The last one was the
> hardest: to get rid of all non-cryptographic conditioning operations and yet
> retain performance en par or even superior to the existing /dev/random
> implementation.

Would you mind to resend it here, for a comparison?

Torsten

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