cvs commit: src/sys/dev/random harvest.c randomdev_soft.c

Mark Murray mark at
Fri Apr 16 10:30:13 PDT 2004

Colin Percival writes:
> At 18:07 16/04/2004, Mark Murray wrote:
> >  Default to harvesting everything. This is to help give a faster
> >  startup. harvesting can be turned OFF in etc/rc.d/* if it is a
> >  burden.
>   Would it be reasonable perhaps to start by harvesting everything
> and revert to selective harvesting after some minimum number of bits
> have been obtained?

Sort of. It starts blocked, and unblocks after enough entropy has been
gathered. You can turn off the kern.random.sys.seeded=1 sysctl  at any time
to get it to repeat the process.

Mark Murray
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