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Re: lack of boot-time entropy on arm64 ec2 instances

On Wed, Jan 08, 2020 at 11:25:34PM -0500, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 01:11:41AM +0000, Luca Filipozzi wrote:
> > 
> > (It's not like RNG quaility is a new problem... why didn't
> > virtualization approaches include host-to-guest RNG passthrough from the
> > beginning?)
> Virtio-rng has been around since 2008 (over a decade), and it provides
> specifically the host-to-guest RNG passthrough that you've mentioned.
> Qemu supports it, as does GCE.  I'm a little surprised to find out
> that AWS doesn't support virtio-rng; I thought it did, but I just ran
> a quick experiment, and it appears I was wrong.

Thank you for the very informative reply. I really appreciate it.

> I'd encourage those of you who are in position to make Amazon listen
> to get with the program and support virtio-rng.  :-)

Noah: chances of AWS supporting virtio-rng?

Luca Filipozzi

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