haveged is a daemon that feeds the /dev/random pool on Linux using an adaptation of the HArdware Volatile Entropy Gathering and Expansion algorithm invented at IRISA. The implementation attempts to be self-tuning on a wide variety of hardware and includes runtime validation testing. The tarball uses the GNU build mechanism and includes a devel sub-package, self test targets, init system options, and spec file samples for building an RPM. haveged may be used independently of the /dev/random interface through the filesystem at the command line. haveged functionality may be incorporated directly into other components directly through the devel sub-package.
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Release Notes: This release fixes parallel build issues and modifies the check target to accommodate changes in the automake 1.13 test harness. It updates the sample spec file and adds other documentation changes.
Release Notes: Build and package sources have been restructured to create a devel sub-package consisting of the haveged RNG complete with support for auto-tuning and on-line testing features. Updated documentation, man(8) and man(3) pages, and additional build and usage samples are provided. The potential for a rare syssegv left over from the 1.6 changes has been removed.
Release Notes: This release corrects a config typo to fix building on generic architectures.
Release Notes: The runtime test implementation has been corrected to remove an alignment fault which appeared in AIS test0 on arm64 hosts. The build procedure for clock_gettime() support has been altered to provide better control (now an override for all architectures) and correctly determine dependencies. Minor typos and inaccuracies in the source and man page have been corrected.
Release Notes: A run time test option has been added to haveged that enables the execution of one or both of the principle AIS-31 test suites at haveged initialization and/or continuously during subsequent output. Several other changes have also been made to make haveged work better with both the systemd and sysv init systems.