getting garbage faster using FreeBSD?

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at
Fri Feb 23 16:53:56 UTC 2007

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:00:51 -0500
Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:

> Interesting ... I could swear I recently had a problem with /dev/random
> blocking on a 6.X system ...

I have that problem on both FreeBSD and NetBSD.

Sometimes I'll get good speed for awhile (seconds), and then it starts
slowing down or stopping.

/dev/random halts on me all the time.

NetBSD 3.1 on SPARC
FreeBSD 6.1 on SPARC64

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