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Re: Handling of entropy during boot

On Mon, 2019-01-21 at 21:46 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-01-21 at 20:49 +0000, Andy Simpkins wrote:
> [...]
> > Should we add to or change the possible entropy sources?
> [...]
> Yes, we should (by default) enable use of available hardware RNGs to
> produce entropy and if none is available then we should (by default)
> install one of the various software entropy gathering daemons.

In linux version 4.19.20-1 I've enabled CONFIG_RANDOM_TRUST_CPU.


> We should also document this so that users that distrust certain
> entropy sources will know how to disable them.
> Ben.
Ben Hutchings
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