On 05/28/2014 09:06 AM, Fraser Tweedale wrote:
Today I hit the "WARNING: Your system is running out of entropy, you
may experience long delays" message while testing Ade's
I got a lot more entropy a lot faster by installing haveged(8), and
I blogged about it here:
Do you think it would be worthwhile to update the above warning
message to additionally suggest installing haveged(8) or pointing to
other help on remediating a low-entropy system?
haveged is not the only solution. As you note there's also rngd; and
with modern virtualization systems VMs can get entropy from the host. If
we suggest a concrete solution we should be reasonably sure it's the
AFAK, for RHEL/CentOS haveged is only in EPEL, we probably don't want to
suggest it there.
P.S. I use this hack for my testing VMs:
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