On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Javier Vasquez firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Seems like on i5 and i7 chips the way to get random numbers through HW is to use tpm-rng (intel-rng is no longer available for them). An by reading  seems like a pretty good idea.
However I have no intention to use tpm at all, neither I want any possibility to get any one monitoring my machine, which is one of the possible use cases with tpm.
Does one, just by using tpm to feed entropy, open any door on linux for any other tpm functionality? Or is it totally safe to use tpm-rng?
Never mind, dropped it already. Seems like rng-tools can't read tpm-rng from i5/i7 any ways (even by having /dev/hwrng and /dev/tpm0), so no need to find out if I can't get it working any ways.