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Re: Handling of entropy during boot

Am 10.01.19 um 14:23 schrieb Michael Prokop:
> * Raphael Hertzog [Thu Jan 10, 2019 at 12:24:45PM +0100]:
>> On Wed, 09 Jan 2019, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
>>> Pointers, please?  Let's see them and investigate.  The primary issue
>>> I've been aware of to date has been on Fedora systems, and it's due to
>>> some Red Hat specific changes that they made for FEDRAMP compliance
>>> --- and Red Hat has dealt with those issues.
>> In Kali I had to install haveged by default due to this problem.
>> We got reports of having to wait up to 5 minutes to get to their desktop.
>> We got reports of sshd not working on first boot (in fact just taking too
>> long to start).
> ACK, we also had to do the same in Grml[.org] and our latest release
> (2018.12). Now we automatically enable haveged when users boot using
> the ssh boot option (which is something Grml specific, taking care
> of setting user password and invoking the ssh service).

And this is a perfect example why crediting the seed file (#914297) is
not a solution to this problem.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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