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CONFIG_HW_RANDOM: Intel/AMD/VIA HW Random Number Generator support

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_HW_RANDOM has multiple definitions:

found in arch/um/Kconfig.char

The configuration item CONFIG_HW_RANDOM:

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Hardware Random Number Generator Core support found in drivers/char/hw_random/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_HW_RANDOM:

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Hardware Random Number Generator Core infrastructure.

If unsure, say Y.

Hardware Random Number Generator Core support found in drivers/char/hw_random/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_HW_RANDOM:

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Hardware Random Number Generator Core infrastructure.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called rng-core. This provides a device that's usually called /dev/hwrng, and which exposes one of possibly several hardware random number generators.

These hardware random number generators do feed into the kernel's random number generator entropy pool.

If unsure, say Y.

Intel/AMD/VIA HW Random Number Generator support found in drivers/char/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_HW_RANDOM:

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This driver provides kernel-side support for the Random Number Generator hardware found on Intel i8xx-based motherboards, AMD 76x-based motherboards, and Via Nehemiah CPUs.

Provides a character driver, used to read() entropy data.

To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called hw_random.

If unsure, say N.

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