VOTE Apply PR#9084 reverting DEVRANDOM_WAIT
Dr Paul Dale
paul.dale at oracle.com
Fri Jun 7 23:37:09 UTC 2019
The devices where I’ve experienced long start up delays didn’t all have a HRNG. The rng-tools wouldn’t have achieved anything.
ColdFire based routers running a 2.0 Linux kernel were the first time I personally saw this one. uClinux still supported 2.0 kernels last I checked — they are very small and relatively fast.
Dr Paul Dale | Cryptographer | Network Security & Encryption
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> On 8 Jun 2019, at 5:25 am, Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 07, 2019 at 03:08:24PM -0400, Viktor Dukhovni wrote:
>>> On Jun 7, 2019, at 2:41 PM, Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be> wrote:
>>>> This is not the sort of thing to bolt into the kernel, but is not
>>>> unreasonable for systemd and the like.
>>> The kernel actually already does this in recent versions, if
>>> configured to do it.
>> We're talking about what to do with for older kernels.
> For older kernels you install rng-tools that feeds the hwrng in
> the kernel.
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