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Bug#976112: Overwriting with random data message truncated

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the bug report!

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 08:27:09PM +0000, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>Package: debian-installer
>Version: 2020-11-23
>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.                                steve@einval.com
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
 English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on
 occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them
 unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."  -- James D. Nicoll

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