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Re: Error with random generator


From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: Error with random generator
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:59:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Almudena Garcia <address@hidden> writes:

> Excuse me, sometimes I press the wrong button when I reply the email.

Also don't feel too bad.  People make mistakes.  I'm actually still
trying to figure out how to use mailing lists.  I'm currently subscribed
to emacs, guix, and the Hurd, and I have a complicated filters to make
sure my inbox doesn't explode.  

>
> Finally, I found how shutdown a server, but I forgot to reply for advice of 
> this.
> The translator doc is here 
> https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/translator.html
>

Since you're trying to learn some Hurd stuff, you might take a look at
my Hurd cheatsheet.  I've been slowly adding to it to try to wrap my
head around what the Hurd can do.

https://github.com/jbranso/cheatsheets/blob/master/hurd.org

> Another interesting link, with info about translator managing in here: 
> https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-doc-translator
>
> 2018-06-06 15:11 GMT+02:00 Samuel Thibault <address@hidden>:
>
>  Hello,
>
>  Please always keep the mailing list in Cc, so that I am not the only
>  recipient of the mail. Writing to me only means risking falling in
>  the middle of my vacations and thus not getting an answer for weeks,
>  or that I just don't have the time to answer and thus you would at
>  best get a terse answer, or worse, no answer at all... Conversely,
>  keeping the list in Cc means avoiding all these issues completely,
>  you'll involve all the community to help you, make the answers you
>  get available to everyone, and even archived for web crawlers to find
>  them whenever somebody has the same issue.
>
>  Almudena Garcia, le lun. 04 juin 2018 13:52:55 +0200, a ecrit:
>  > Finnaly, by any reason, the /dev/random and /dev/urandom don't shows any 
> new
>  > error, and start without problems.
>  > I tried restart the server, but It says that the device or resource is 
> busy.
>  > 
>  > How can I restart the server? I want to add the correct file in the server
>
>  You can use setttrans -fgap for this, to both make the existing
>  translator go away (-fg) and start another one (-a) and record that
>  (-p).
>
>  Now, this is extremely basic knowledge about translators. I don't know
>  if that's properly documented. Either it is, and it wasn't advertised
>  enough for you to find it and thus somebody has to improve that. Or it
>  isn't, and it needs to be documented and advertised, and again somebody
>  has to do it.
>
>  (No, I don't have the time to do it, and there is no reason why I should
>  be the one to do it: a lot other people here have the knowledge to do
>  it, and if it's only a matter of permissions on the wiki, that can be
>  solved very easily, so it's no excuse)
>
>  Samuel



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