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Oracle Linux: Latest UEK Kernels Offer Improved /dev/random and /dev/urandom Performance (Doc ID 2955704.1)

Last updated on JUNE 28, 2023

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux ARM 64-bit


 The Oracle Linux kernel provides the ability to generate random data /dev/random/dev/urandom
/dev/urandom is a special device file that provides access to a pseudorandom number generator in Linux operating systems, allowing applications to obtain random data for various purposes.
The time taken by the kernel to produce random data has significantly reduced with each successive UEK release.
This document highlights the nature of the improvement of random data generation over various UEK releases.


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