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VirtIO Entropy driver.

December 28, 2013
VIRTIO_RANDOM(4)                   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                  VIRTIO_RANDOM(4)

NAME virtio_random — VirtIO Entropy driver
SYNOPSIS To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configura‐ tion file: device virtio_random Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5): virtio_random_load="YES"
DESCRIPTION The virtio_random device driver provides support for VirtIO entropy devices. The entropy device supplies high-quality randomness from the hypervisor to the guest.
SEE ALSO random(4) virtio(4)
HISTORY The virtio_random driver was written by Bryan Venteicher <>.
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