multi-user startup failure Pre-seeding PRNG:
kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Oct 19 14:49:01 PDT 2004
On Tue, Oct 19, 2004 at 02:47:20PM -0700, Randy Bush wrote:
> >> lock up while going multi-user. last message on console is
> >> "Pre-seeding PRNG:"
> >> this is an old problem. it is solved by removing the 'sysctl -a;'
> >> from
> >> /etc/rc.d/preseedrandom
> >> /etc/rc.d/initrandom
> > The real question is: why is 'sysctl -a' hanging?
> of course. considering that it will lock up the system and
> all i will be able to do is take a digital camera picture
> (no serial port on thinkpad t4x), what would you suggest i
> do to help refine the problem?
Can you drop into DDB when it locks up?
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