lack of entropy
I have installed new HP ML150 G3, with 126.96.36.199 kernel. The problem
is that I have very few entropy available (less than 200 as reported
by /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail). This causes performance
issues - apache can't handle more requests, although no data is
being read from disk (all cached, only log files are being written)
as CPU is utilized only to about 30%.
Did you also have this problem? How did you solve it? Unfortunately
this motherboard (Intel 5000V) does not have a HW random generator
(I tried the kernel modules). I'm starting to think about adding
some old PCI Soundblaster to the server and using Audio Entropy
Daemon (http://www.vanheusden.com/aed/). Any other (cheap) ideas?