Any doc reference on /entropy file ?

RW rwmaillists at
Tue Dec 16 15:56:15 UTC 2008

On Tue, 16 Dec 2008 16:23:05 +0100
Bernard Dugas <bernard at> wrote:

> 2- As / will be mounted read-only, how can i tell the ramdom
> generator to put this /entropy file somewhere in /var, where i think
> it should be ? Or is there any tricky hidden problem ?

It has to be on the root partition as it's used in the early stage of
the boot before any other partitions are mounted, but like like I said
there are other entropy files that are applied a little later as a
boot, and on most machines enough entropy will be generated from
the disk interrupts to suffice anyway.

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