On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 08:01:04AM +0200, Christophe LEROY wrote:
> On a powerpc embedded board which has an mpc8xx processor running at 133Mhz,
> I now get the startup done in more than 7 minutes instead of 30 seconds.
> This is due to the webserver blocking on read on /dev/random until we get
> 'random: crng init done':
> [ 0.000000] Linux version 4.17.0-rc4-00415-gd2f75d40072d (root@localhost)
> (gcc version 5.4.0 (GCC)) #203 PREEMPT Wed May 16 16:32:02 CEST 2018
> [ 0.295453] random: get_random_u32 called from
> bucket_table_alloc+0x84/0x1bc with crng_init=0
> [ 1.030472] device: 'random': device_add
> [ 1.031279] device: 'urandom': device_add
> [ 1.420069] device: 'hw_random': device_add
> [ 2.156853] random: fast init done
> [ 462.007776] random: crng init done
> This has become really critical, is there anything that can be done ?
Figure out why the webserver needs to read /dev/random and is it for a
security critical purpose?
A kernel patch which makes the kernel do a "lalalalala I'm secure"
when it really isn't secure is a simple "solution", but would it
really make you happy?