Bug#976112: Overwriting with random data message truncated
Thanks for the bug report!
On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 08:27:09PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>When installing on an NVMe device, the message
>"The installer is now overwriting /dev/nvme0n1p3 with random data to prevent meta-information leaks from "
>is truncated in the graphical installer.
>I'd suggest just s/The installer is now o/O/
Nod, that would make sense I think. There's probably more effort in
co-ordinating updating translations. :-)
>Also, it takes a very long time to write a terabyte of random data.
>I suspect you can't do much about that though (... use RDRAND directly?).
And as we discussed later, there's a separate bug for the performance
issue. I'll look at that next.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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