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

On Thu, Jan 09, 2020 at 07:15:20PM +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On 2020-01-09 13:18:24 +0100 (+0100), Adam Dobrawy wrote:
> [...]
> > 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.).
> [...]
> Setting aside for the moment that there are plenty of
> OpenStack-based public cloud providers too (at last count, far more
> than there are proprietary cloud providers because, hey, free
> software!), the vast majority of OpenStack deployments rely on KVM
> for their hypervisor layer which has had VirtIO-RNG since ages.
> Works just fine for OpenStack as long as the administrator turns it
> on.

More to the point, in response to customer demand, a lot of enterprise
customers have demanded, and most/all of the cloud companies have
responded to that demand, product offerrings which support hybrid
cloud approaches.  And it's very likely that those on-prem VM's will
be using KVM as their hypervisor.

That aside, if the cloud image is supposed to be compatible with GCP,
then that would be a good enough reason on its own to support
virtio-rng, since GCP supports virtio-rng today.

							- Ted

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