On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> On 19 Jul, David Wolfskill wrote:
> >> 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.
> For me it terminates. I didn't have/had problems booting the system
> (build Jul 6, not updated because I'm a little bit lazy to rebuild every
> 3rd party app which uses libpam).
> > Also (again, for me) "sysctl -N -a" outputs a (non-terminating) stream of
> > net.inet.accf.373
> > lines using my (slightly customized) kernel, but with GENERIC, it exhibits
> > similar behavior, but outputs a stream of
> > net.inet.accf.372
> > lines.
> I didn't see this behavior.
> If somebody wants the output of a verbose boot, my kernel config or
> something else feel free to contact me.
Hmmm, which kernel config did you use? I tried GENERIC and even
changed maxusers to 512 from 32 and it didn't hang. GENERIC with the
following options seems to hang it:
options QUOTA #enable disk quotas
# Enable the linux-like proc filesystem support (requires COMPAT_LINUX
# and PSEUDOFS)
#COMPAT_SVR4 is broken
#device streams # STREAMS network driver (required for
# This allows you to actually store this configuration file into
# the kernel binary itself, where it may be later read by saying:
# strings -n 3 /boot/kernel/kernel | sed -n 's/^___//p' > MYKERNEL
options INCLUDE_CONFIG_FILE # Include this file in kernel
# PERFMON causes the driver for Pentium/Pentium Pro performance counters
# to be compiled. See perfmon(4) for more information.
options PPP_BSDCOMP #PPP BSD-compress support
options PPP_DEFLATE #PPP zlib/deflate/gzip support
options PPP_FILTER #enable bpf filtering (needs bpf)
options MROUTING # Multicast routing
# POSIX P1003.1B
# Real time extensions added in the 1993 Posix
# P1003_1B: Infrastructure
# _KPOSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING: Build in _POSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING
# _KPOSIX_VERSION: Version kernel is built for
Also, couldn't the workaround be fixed with /etc/rc.conf? As I
can see, the defaults for -current in rc.conf is:
entropy_file="/entropy" # Set to NO to disable caching entropy through
# /var/db/entropy is preferred if / is not
entropy_dir="/var/db/entropy" # Set to NO to disable caching entropy via
entropy_save_sz="2048" # Size of the entropy cache files.
entropy_save_num="8" # Number of entropy cache files to save.
harvest_interrupt="YES" # Entropy device harvests interrupt randomness
harvest_ethernet="YES" # Entropy device harvests ethernet randomness
harvest_p_to_p="YES" # Entropy device harvests point-to-point randomness
I would guess it's the last one that is hanging it.
While in older FreeBSD versions such as 4.3-RELEASE, entropy is
basically off by default?
rand_irqs="NO" # Stir the entropy pool (like "5 11" or NO).
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