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Re: fix for no ssh


On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 12:03:53PM +0000, Andy Smith wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 09:03:16AM -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> > The primary thing that's lacking is someone who actually knows all of
> > this stuff and can explain it properly.  Everyone on this mailing list is
> > grasping at straws that are lying around in various places, of different
> > types and quality and age, and trying to assemble a house out of them.
> I think the wiki article at
> https://wiki.debian.org/BoottimeEntropyStarvation really shows that
> currently there is no such consensus available, as every solution
> listed (except buying extra entropy hardware)

That one is bad too.
Hardware random generator is not used by kernel directly, it requires
userspace program (such as hwrngd).
So, even if you put it into initrd alongside with the needed kernel
modules, there's still a noticeable delay between 'kernel rng is needed'
and 'sufficient entropy is available'.


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