On Mon, 15 Jul 2013, Digimer wrote: > On 15/07/13 07:04, Stefano Stabellini wrote: > > On Sat, 13 Jul 2013, Digimer wrote: > > > Hi all, > > > > > > I've been curious about using hardware true random number generators > > > in my VM clusters. This got me wondering about the VM's /dev/random > > > source... If I setup a hardware TRNG on the host, would the VM's also > > > benefit from it? > > > > Xen VMs would not be able to benefit from it. I don't know about KVM. > > Would you be able to elaborate on why not? I know Xen and KVM differ, but this > is not a topic I have seen discussed at all before, so any insight would be > helpful and appreciated! :) Because we don't have a paravirtualized interface to export the randomness to the guest. It would be a nice small little project to do that though.