On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 01:57:49PM +0700, John Indra wrote:

> BTW, today I saw post from John Baldwin to remove device random from the
> kernel config. Then, other post replied that this is a good thing, mpg123
> playing went a lot better for him, well at least, that's what he said.
> If this is so, then why is there a device random line in GENERIC kernel?
> Do we really need device random?

Only if you use things like SSH, SSL, or other cryptographic
utilities/protocols :-)

Mark committed patches last night which reduce the impact the random
device has on the system, and it will probably get better over time
with other commits.


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