In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Maxim Sobolev writes:
: I like this idea, but perhaps it would be nice to have more
: fine-grained control over when /dev/random is blocking and when
: not. Why not to add sysctl to switch between blocking/non-blocking
: behaviour (defaulting to non-blocking), so our startup scripts would
: be able to switch /dev/random to be secure at the point when it's
: safe to do (all f/s mounted) much like it copes with
: kern.securelevel.  Additionaly it would solve the problem that you
: are not able to use almost anything in single-user mode (less, vi,
: ee etc) w/o feeding /dev/random by hand first.

That's why I had the first write clause in my statement.  The act of
seeing it, which writes to /dev/random, would be enough.  No need to
make it more complex than it has to be.


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