Old laptop not able to get enough entropy in FreeBSD 11
xxjack12xx at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 20:12:17 UTC 2016
On Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 4:10 AM, RW via freebsd-questions <
freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Nov 2016 20:24:21 -0800
> Jack L. wrote:
> > I have an old single core AMD Turion ML-37 laptop that has nothing
> > installed. When I boot it up, the moment it displays login:, it hangs
> > until i press some random keys. At shutdown, it will hang until I
> > press keys and it will not move onto the next line of shutdown until
> > I keep pressing keys.
> > If I cat /dev/random > ./dev/null while using the laptop, it works
> > fine but when nothing is happening, the laptop hangs. Any ideas? It's
> > running 11.0-STABLE
> FreeBSD's /dev/random isn't supposed to block once it's seeded, so
> it's very unlikely this has anything to do with entropy.
Any ideas on why the laptop would have that behavior in 11? It didn't hang
at all in 10.3-STABLE
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