Subject: Re: problem with 1.5.1_ALPHA & openssl
To: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/21/2001 13:09:03
On Wed, Mar 21, 2001 at 07:44:02PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> I have a problem with openssl on 1.5.1_ALPHA:
> when I try to generata a RSA key:
> openssl genrsa -out /usr/pkg/etc/httpd/ssl.key/server.key 1024
> it looks and seems to never terminate. Ktrace shows that it loops reading
> data from /dev/urandom; each read returns 4088 bytes.
> Systems spends more than 98 CPU time in kernel.
There is a problem with the "random seed file" code in OpenSSL; I have
a quick hack fix, which causes another problem.
I'm going to have another look when I get back from IETF, and see if I
can squash the problem for real.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>