Re: Stalls due to insufficient randomness in cloud images
On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 12:36:25PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
>We have the famous random stall problem in our cloud images as well.
>cloud-init and our other provisioning tools will generate ssh keys and
>need randomness for that, so block for several minutes on initial boot.
>For now we have two recipes against this:
>- amd64 trusts RDRAND, but the host needs to provide proper cpu flags for
> this to work and
>- we support virtio-rng, which needs to be configured on the host.
>But we have no solution that works without proper setup of the host
>Can we do more about it?
d-i is using haveged now, and that's working well AFAICS.
>Does anyone know what RHEL8 (which should have this problem as well)
>does to "fix" this problem?
Pass, but I know we have some RH folks around. Just prodded Jon...
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