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

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#37501: [core-updates] Entropy starvation during boot
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:42:48 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)


Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:

> 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:
> https://daniel-lange.com/archives/152-hello-buster.html
> For Guix, I believe adding (service urandom-seed-service-type) to
> %base-services should be sufficient, but have not verified this yet.

‘urandom-seed’ is already part of ‘%base-services’.  I have Guix System
on ‘core-updates’ since Sept. 19th, and I haven’t experienced the
problem (or at least it always booted without troubles; could it be that
I didn’t notice?).

Did you remove ‘urandom-seed’ from your list of services?


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