> I'm not knocking anyone or any code, especially considering this IS
> -current... BUT... I don't need to read the code to know that I am seeing
> the same fortunes on first login after reboot more often than I can
> attribute to random chance. Maybe nanotime is being harvested, but it
> seems that there is a time lag between system startup and reaching a state
> of "true pseudo-entropy". Also, every reboot has entropy caching failing
> to work. I don't know if this is a product of the broken reseeding or
> what, because the /etc/rc files seem to be fine.

I am not seeing this, and I am unable to reproduce it.

i terefore need better info than "it is so" to do anything about it.

Please get a complete log of the boot process (put a set -x in /etc/rc
while you are about it) and get that over to me.

M

> On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Mark Murray wrote:
> 
> > > 2) Reseeding state may not preserve across the boot due to various reason
s
> > > like panic, etc. Since _time_ is ignored, all other data /etc/rc tries to
> > > collect now can be non-random _easily_!
> > > 
> > > Unless _time_ will be used, /dev/random is plain unusable for production
> > > usage.
> > 
> > Andrey, read the code; nanotime is all over the harvested entropy.
> > 
> > M
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