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authorRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2017-11-03 16:17:01 +0000
committerRichard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>2017-11-03 16:53:32 +0000
commitf1dc9ac46710814c27cae2d22e79c84a9522993a (patch)
tree8403ea475b4ea8e3e9cab2ad769376c2a78cf197 /meta/recipes-support/rng-tools
parent82eeb934997c9eaa6443079dfb649a89872a222c (diff)
rng-tools: Fix crazy defaults
Feeding the output of /dev/urandom into /dev/random is pretty much insane and not something we should encourage. I can't really imagine a scenario where this would be a sensible idea since /dev/urandom if effectively derived from /dev/random. This changes the tool to default to /dev/hwrng which makes much more sense, feeding hardware entropy into the random pool. In the QEMU case, this will feed entropy from the host into the guests which is also what we want. Yes, this change will cause rngd not to start if /dev/hwrng isn't present, but it isn't needed if that isn't so I don't see this as a bad thing. (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rng-tools has a section in red which agrees with the above, "this is a really bad idea, since you are simple filling the kernel entropy pool with entropy coming from the kernel itself!") Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfoundation.org>
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diff --git a/meta/recipes-support/rng-tools/rng-tools/default b/meta/recipes-support/rng-tools/rng-tools/default
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# Specify rng device