[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

bug#37501: [core-updates] Entropy starvation during boot

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: bug#37501: [core-updates] Entropy starvation during boot
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 17:48:02 +0200
User-agent: Notmuch/0.29.1 (https://notmuchmail.org) Emacs/26.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)


After reconfiguring on the 'core-updates' branch, systems using the
OpenSSH service will occasionally (not always!) hang forever during
boot, waiting for entropy.  Moving the mouse or mashing the keyboard
allows the boot to proceed.

I don't think this is limited to OpenSSH, but anything that calls
getrandom() during startup.

There is some information about this problem and various workarounds
here, including links to recent LKML discussions:


For Guix, I believe adding (service urandom-seed-service-type) to
%base-services should be sufficient, but have not verified this yet.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]