Am Freitag, 13. April 2018, 14:53:13 CEST schrieb Theodore Y. Ts'o: Hi Theodore, > > This was always the original design intent, but I screwed up and no > one noticed until Jann reached out to be and said, "Hey.... this > doesn't seem to make much sense".
I disagree, but I guess you would have expected that. But this is not the issue. What I would like to point out that more and more folks change to getrandom(2). As this call will now unblock much later in the boot cycle, these systems see a significant departure from the current system behavior. E.g. an sshd using getrandom(2) would be ready shortly after the boot finishes as of now. Now it can be a matter minutes before it responds. Thus, is such change in the kernel behavior something for stable? Ciao Stephan