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Feature #9640

/dev/random should not block

Added by Dan McDonald about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
kernel
Start date:
2018-07-05
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage
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Description

FreeBSD, e.g., collapse /dev/random and /dev/urandom into the same thing, a non-blocking source.

A google search shows some rationales for why. Here's a summary of what FreeBSD does:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki//dev/random#FreeBSD


Related issues

Related to illumos gate - Bug #995: boot message: No randomness provider enabled for /dev/randomResolved2011-05-06

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Updated by Dan McDonald about 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #995: boot message: No randomness provider enabled for /dev/random added

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