Bug#736126: Please install haveged on physical machines
On Fri, Jun 08, 2018 at 07:37:09PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi nicoo,
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2018 at 09:27:10PM +0200, Nicolas Braud-Santoni wrote:
> > On virtual machines, however, the data that the HAVEGE algorithm produces
> > is not necessarily unpredictable ; hence, we shouldn't install haveged
> > on those environments.
> interesting, thanks! sadly it doesnt say which virtualisation environments
> were/are affected.
IIRC, back then VMware ESXi was the only platform virtualizing the rdtsc
instruction, but 1) I do not have access to it to test (nor do I want to)
2) other virtualization platforms, now or in the future, might do this too.