Re: Handling of entropy during boot
>>>>> "Marco" == Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
Marco> online. Is it enough to feed the host side of virtio-rng
Marco> with /dev/random or should everybody who has virtual machines
Marco> also install rngd in the host? Is rngd to be preferred to
I'd also like to point out that virtio-rng is only a solution for kvm.
I recently discovered that Vmware appears to have no virtual RNG
available to the guest at all.
A buster vmware guest will boot but will be unable to start sshd because
of lack of entropy for typically five minutes or so.
A lot of stuff breaks in that configuration.
virtio-rng doesn't help at all.
You can claim that Vmware is broken all you want, but a lot of people us
it, and we really should produce an operating system that you can ssh
into when you boot a bunch of instances in a virtual environment.