Subject: Re: firefox2-2.0beta2 "where has my entropy gone"
To: Mark Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <abs@NetBSD.org>
Date: 09/07/2006 14:14:52
On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, Mark Davies wrote:
> On Thursday 07 September 2006 20:07, David Brownlee wrote:
>> Has anyone else noticed firefox2-2.0beta2 blocking on /dev/random
>> for quite some time on startup? Its got to the point where I run
>> I 'fsck -fn' to get enough entropy in the pool to start it...
> Do you have the libgcrypt-1.2.3 package installed? It broke firefox-184.108.40.206
> for me in the way you describe because it used /dev/random instead
> of /dev/urandom. libgcrypt-1.2.3nb1 fixes this.
Perfick - my firefox is once more a (relatively) fast starter...
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