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Re: [Qemu-devel] Socket reconnection.

From: Jamie Lokier
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Socket reconnection.
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 09:01:58 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Ian Molton wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I need my source of data for virtio-rng to be reliable - IOW. if the
> server dies and comes back up, I want qemu to reconnect and suck down
> fresh entropy, rather than hand the rngd process on the guest.
> I'm using the chardev 'socket' type to make the connection to the host.
> Would a patch adding (optional) auto-reconnect (with a back-off delay)
> to the socket chardev be acceptable ?
> If not, I'll have to cook up a thread to handle EGD requests, but that
> seems perverse...

I'm a bit puzzled.

Why isn't virtio-rng getting entropy from /dev/random on the host?

-- Jamie

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