On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, David Wolfskill wrote:
> >Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 02:48:10 -1000 (HST)
> >From: Vincent Poy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > With a July 18, 2001 sources, it seems like the kernel hands at
> >the entropy harvesting stage.... ctrl-t shows:
> >load : 098 cmd : sycctl 51 [running] 4.51u 210.37s 0% 172k
> > It will just sit there forever until ctrl-c is hit. Anyone knows
> >what's wrong? Thanks.
> This was discussed (to some extent) aboust a week & a half ago in -current.
> It seems (pointed out by Alexander Leidinger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>)
> that -- for some of us, at least -- "sysctl -a" (used in the entropy
> harvesting by /etc/rc -- fails to terminate.
> Also (again, for me) "sysctl -N -a" outputs a (non-terminating) stream of
> lines using my (slightly customized) kernel, but with GENERIC, it exhibits
> similar behavior, but outputs a stream of
> Unfortunately, I'm not sufficiently clueful to figure out how the notion
> of what sysctls exist on the system could get so confused as to do that.
> Given the behavior, though, my current (wild) guess is that some code is
> stomping on a data structure in a somewhat configuration-dependent way.
> Clues would be quite welcome....
Interesting... I just didn't see anyone mention it this week so I
thought it was fixed already but is there a work around this so ctrl-c
doesn't have to be hit on each reboot?
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