Subject: Re: rnd device
To: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/28/2000 08:15:42
On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino wrote:

[rnd device missing from some ports' GENERIC config files]

> 	my question is:
> 	- are there any specific reason for them to disable it?
> 	- does it make sense to add rnd device to them?

How much bloat does the rnd(4) device add to the kernel? What sort of
performance hit does it cause?

I tend to err on the side of caution when adding stuff to the mvme68k
GENERIC file, simply because the base system it supports may have only 4MB
of memory and is not the fastest machine on the planet. (To be honest, I
kind of doubt it'll run with such a paucity of bytes even now...)

Cheers, Steve