Old laptop not able to get enough entropy in FreeBSD 11
xxjack12xx at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 04:07:37 UTC 2016
On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 7:32 PM, Bertram Scharpf <lists at bertram-scharpf.de>
> On Friday, 25. Nov 2016, 18:31:24 -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
> > >> > 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?
> > >> > running 11.0-STABLE
> > >
> > > Any ideas on why the laptop would have that behavior in 11? It didn't
> > > at all in 10.3-STABLE
> > >
> > >>
> > >> I just installed 12-CURRENT on the laptop and it also hangs even at
> > install/boot/shutdown until I hit keys, then it will move as long as I
> > continue to hit keys. I also found that if I ping the laptop, it will
> > respond but in between pings, it will hang. Using FreeBSD 10.3, it works
> > perfectly fine without any random keypresses. Any ideas?
> I'm convinced this behaviour it worth being analysed.
> Can you gain any knowlegde by calling cat through truss?
How should I run that?
> Bertram Scharpf
> Stuttgart, Deutschland/Germany
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