On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Doug Barton wrote:

>       For the sake of those who don't follow commit messages (shame on you!),
> here's your fair warning regarding this change. This is the promised update
> that periodically (every 3 minutes by default) saves 2k of randomness to a
> set of rotating files stored by default in /.entropy. That location was
> chosen so that it could be loaded as early as possible in the boot process.

On / ? that's quite inconvenient for systems running with read-only root

Andrzej Bialecki

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