Subject: Re: rnd device
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/27/2000 20:01:41
On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 11:26:03AM +0900, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:

 > 	rnd device is now almost mandatory, as we use ssh/openssh heavily
 > 	and openssh does not work without /dev/urandom.
 > 	GENERIC kernel for the following platform do not have rnd device
 > 	in the kernel config file:
 > 		bebox mvme68k newsmips sparc64
 > 	my question is:
 > 	- are there any specific reason for them to disable it?
 > 	- does it make sense to add rnd device to them?

We should make it mandatory for NetBSD 1.5.  I.e. not possible to
disable it in the kernel config file.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>