Get available entropy

RW fbsd06 at
Sat Apr 12 02:15:20 UTC 2008

On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 01:41:22 +0300
Ghirai <ghirai at> wrote:

> Hey,
> Is there an app in the base install that can show the available
> entropy? Also, how would you do this programatically?

From 5.0 onwards FreeBSD uses Yarrow for  /dev/random. It never
blocks, and only keeps entropy stats for triggering reseeds.

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