havegd as replacement for old erandom patch

Robert Connolly robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Aug 13 21:40:36 PDT 2011

On Monday 27 June 2011 00:31:40 Dean Takemori wrote:
> I found this via freshmeat and I know the old erandom patch hasn't
> been updated in forever.
> http://www.issihosts.com/haveged/
> Anyone have any experience with haveged, especially in regards to (H)LFS?
> -dean takemori

Also. The original problem with urandom was that it consumed entropy each time 
it was opened. Since SSP was added to Glibc the kernel people fixed this so  
that urandom doesn't empty /dev/random down to zero. It has a watermark now, 
and urandom keeps its own pool. It's not a bad compromise.

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