Bruce A. Mah bmah at
Mon Apr 19 20:59:02 PDT 2004

If memory serves me right, Mark Murray wrote:
> "Bruce A. Mah" writes:
> > At some point, please remember the case of new installs.  I've been
> > trying to bootstrap a laptop to a new CURRENT from CD-ROM and I had
> > newfs [1] hanging on me because of this problem.
> > 
> > I was able to kickstart the random device from an emergency holographic
> > shell but this *needs* to be fixed before 5.3.
> Hey Bruce
> Yeah, I think I've got this. Harvesting is now turned ON by default.
> By the time the user has got to newfs, the secure reseed should have
> happened. Please let me know if this isn't the case.

Thanks, Mark!

I can confirm that newfs now works shortly after a boot to single-user
mode.  Might take me awhile to get to a situation where I'm doing
sysinstall on a new machine again, but I'd expect that we wouldn't see
any problems.  (If I had a scratch machine, I'd test it now!)

Sorry if I was a little blunt in my earlier email...this was the
latest (and fortunately last) issue in a long chain of problems that
was keeping me from: 1) burning a 5.2-CURRENT install CD-ROM and 2)
using it to rebuild my ThinkPad.


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