[Bug 40] New: RFE: instructions for /dev/(u)random

Seth W. Klein sklein at mint.net
Fri Aug 24 12:21:51 PDT 2001

Mark Hymers wrote:
> On Thu, 23, Aug, 2001 at 02:56:02PM -0700, blfs-bugs at linuxfromscratch.org wrote:
> >
> >
> > Instructions for creating and maintaining /dev/(u)random have been requested as
> > a FAQ item. The FAQ maintainer thinks they would better fit BLFS.
> >
> > These instructions entail the creation of two devices
> AFAIK the MAKEDEV script creates the urandom and random devices when
> called with generic.

I don't use MAKEDEV so i can't easily check else i'd add a comment
to that effect.

> > and a boot script (to
> > carry entropy across shutdown). Full details are in random(4) on a typical
> > LFS system.
> That should be easy enough to implement.  If anybody wants to do it
> then assign it - otherwise it's one of the things I'll do after LFS-3.0
> is out.

Good. I'd do it but i have plenty else on my list. It's nice to get
this off my hands.

Seth W. "sklein" Klein
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