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Re: ATF tests still failing to complete within 2 hours on amd64

On Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:12:38 -0500
Thor Lancelot Simon <> wrote:

> Does this persist after my changes to use the libc arc4random() in rump?
> It should be the case that rump is now pretty much totally unhooked from
> the standard kernel entropy framework (for better or worse -- from my point
> of view, "better", because there was not really any testing of the entropy
> framework as it was in the real kernel via rump, due to the ifdef mess with
> all the special hacks).

Unrelated to this issue and only out of curiosity: Since rump instances
are disconnected from the kernel entropy, are they still able to start
with a decent entropy?  i.e. do they use the kernel random generator to
initialize their state or such, such that prng_strong() be
unpredictable for these instances?

Thanks for working on this BTW (something I should have said in the
original random revamp thread :)


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