Doug Barton wrote:
> Wesley Morgan wrote:
> > 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.
> How exactly are you rebooting? If you're using the 'reboot' command,
> that explains why entropy reseeding is not working. As has been
> discussed several times on -current, you only run rc.shutdown if you use
> another method, like 'shutdown -r now', 'init 6', or even the trust
> three-finger salute.
How about when I hit the reset button? That case SHOULD be taken care
of too! Would it not be possible to sample /dev/random to store the
entropy every hour or so that the system runs? Atleast that way you
would be guarenteed to have something.
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