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Re: CVS commit: [tls-earlyentropy] src/distrib/utils/sysinst
On Wed, 09 Apr 2014, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
src/distrib/utils/sysinst [tls-earlyentropy]: util.c
Try to persistently gather some entropy at install time, to give the
fresh system a better chance of not doing awful things like generating
guessable SSH host keys.
Handles both systems with /var on / and /var on its own filesystem. Tries
to preserve old saved entropy when upgrading.
I see that you chose to use /etc/entropy-file when
/var/db/entropy-file is not on the root file system.
Some other locations that I would consider include:
/stand/ -- the entropy file may be used by the boot
loader before a kernel is running, so that fits,
but it's not a "program", so that doesn't fit the
description in hier(7).
/libdata/ -- the entropy file is a non-executable file
that is required at boot time, which seems to match
the description in hier(7) perfectly.
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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