[CentOS-virt] Would a hardware TRNG benefit VMs?

Mon Jul 15 22:00:27 UTC 2013
Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca>

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! :)


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