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CONFIG_GCC_PLUGIN_LATENT_ENTROPY: Generate some entropy during boot and runtime

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_GCC_PLUGIN_LATENT_ENTROPY:

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By saying Y here the kernel will instrument some kernel code to extract some entropy from both original and artificially created program state. This will help especially embedded systems where there is little 'natural' source of entropy normally. The cost is some slowdown of the boot process (about 0.5%) and fork and irq processing.

Note that entropy extracted this way is not cryptographically secure!

This plugin was ported from grsecurity/PaX. More information at: * *



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