Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 20:52:59, netch wrote about "(1) hanging up on ldconfig; (2)
entropy file read failed":
This is also entropy file and random device problem.
ldconfig which hangs: pid=107, flag=004006, stat=3, wchan=c0336f80,
wmesg=rndblk - waits for random data (?)
This handing appeared with new random driver and setting entropy_file="NO"
Why driver hangs when no seed was set?
> System is: FreeBSD 5.0(13)-CURRENT-20001014
> Three times, it hung up during boot after message:
> setting ELF ldconfig path: /usr/lib /usr/lib/compat /usr/X11R6/lib /usr/local/li
> trace from DDB said:
> .... [scgets and neighbours stuff]
> ithd_loop() at ithd_loop+0x8a
> fork_trampoline() at fork_trampoline+0x1b
> After that, I booted it to single mode, and after "ldconfig" (without
> params) the hanging happened again. At 4th boot, it booted normally,
> hence I came too late with idea to read kernel debugging section of handbook;|
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> About entropy file. At my home system, /var is not at / (it is symlink to
> /usr/var). /etc/rc reads entropy file before mounting all filesystems,
> and it failed and fell back to cat'ing /etc/* ;|
> Should it be better to read entropy file after mounting all filesystems?
> Imho it is incorrect to place it on root FS.
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