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Re: 'guix system vm' questions

From: myglc2
Subject: Re: 'guix system vm' questions
Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2016 09:53:28 -0400
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David Craven <address@hidden> writes:

> So I packaged rng-tools and created a shepherd service, but I realized
> that the service needs to be started before the activation part of the
> lsh service. What's the best way to do this?
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 8:23 PM, David Craven <address@hidden> wrote:
>> HW_RANDOM_VIRTIO is enabled in the default kernel.
>> Starting the vm like this enables the hwrng:
>> /gnu/store/ -device virtio-rng-pci
>> and it works as can be verified by
>> cat /dev/hwrng
>> The only missing components from what I can tell is packaging rng-tools
>> and adding a service to add /dev/hwrng to the entropy pool on boot.
>>> We should look into QEMU's VirtIO RNG, which could help here:

This sounds great. I see you submitted patches. Am I correct in thinking
that the next step is to add an lsh-option option that uses rmg-tools
instead of lsh-make-seed to set the yarrow seed?

TIA - George

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