getrandom crate provides a low-level API around platform-specific
random-number sources, and is an important building block of
rand_core as well as a number of cryptography libraries.
It is not intended for usage outside of low-level libraries.
In some cases, particularly when targetting WASM, end-users may need to
configure this crate.
getrandom documentation for the relevant version.
rand_jitter crate implements a CPU-jitter-based entropy harvestor which
may be used to provide an alternative source of entropy where a high-resolution
CPU timer is available.
It should be noted that CPU-jitter harvestors may be prone to side-channel attacks and that this implementation is quite slow (due to conservative estimates of entropy gained per step).
In prior versions of
rand this was a direct dependency, used
automatically when other sources of entropy failed.
In current versions it is not a dependency (not even an optional one).
The following crates implement pseudo-random number generators (see Our RNGs):
rand_chachaprovides generators using the ChaCha cipher
rand_hcimplements a generator using the HC-128 cipher
rand_isaacimplements the ISAAC generators
rand_pcgimplements a small selection of PCG generators
rand_xoshiroimplements the SplitMix and Xoshiro generators
rand_xorshiftimplements the basic Xorshift generator