When is /dev/random created?
vmiller at hostileadmin.com
Tue Mar 8 00:04:58 UTC 2016
I was intrigued when I noticed an mfsBSD disk image did not have
/dev/random and decided to check the distribution from which the image was
installed. dev/ existed only in base.txz and as an empty directory.
Does this mean /dev/random is created on boot? /etc/rc.d/random exists as
a typical start script, but doesn't appear to test the existent, much less
Section 5.12, Random Number Generator of the D&I of FreeBSD, while it
touched on /dev/random, didn't describe when or how it is created.
So, at what point does /dev/random get created when it doesn't exist?
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