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CONFIG_S390_PRNG: Pseudo random number generator device driver

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_S390_PRNG has multiple definitions:

Pseudo random number generator device driver found in arch/s390/crypto/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_S390_PRNG:

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Select this option if you want to use the s390 pseudo random number generator. The PRNG is part of the cryptographic processor functions and uses triple-DES to generate secure random numbers like the ANSI X9.17 standard. The PRNG is usable via the char device /dev/prandom.

Pseudo random number generator device driver found in drivers/crypto/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_S390_PRNG:

Help text

Select this option if you want to use the s390 pseudo random number generator. The PRNG is part of the cryptographic processor functions and uses triple-DES to generate secure random numbers like the ANSI X9.17 standard. User-space programs access the pseudo-random-number device through the char device /dev/prandom.

It is available as of z9.

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