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

On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 07:54:14AM -0500, Noah Meyerhans wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 01:18:24PM +0100, Adam Dobrawy wrote:
> > >> 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?
> > I wonder if the correct criterion for the cloud image is compatibility
> > with AWS and GCP only. I suppose a large number of deployment are based
> > on private cloud environments (OpenStack etc.). In addition to AWS and
> > GCP, there is also Azure, which is based on Hyper-V, which has a low
> > chance of getting support for virtio-rng for obvious reasons.
> The cloud kernel flavour currently targets AWS and Azure only.  Hence
> the lack of support for virtio-rng.

How is entropy starvation at boot solved for x86-64 in AWS / Azure?

Luca Filipozzi

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