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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:10:07 +0100
From: Sven Schwedas <>
Subject: Re: Some AMD cpus with RDRAND fail to produce random
 numbers after suspend/resume

On 17.01.20 05:21, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> I agree with Lennart Poettering. This seems CVE worthy given RDRAND is
> often used to get the kernel generator (and other userland generators)
> in good working order.

>From my understanding it's harmless as far as linux's kernel generator
is concerned, as it's just xor'd to other entropy sources?

CVEs should only be needed on a case-by-case basis for userland
generators that aren't properly engineered.

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