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Re: regarding the changes to kernel entropy gathering

On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 01:16:56AM +0000, RVP wrote:
> [...]
> Hmm. I have to say, that now I find myself not disagreeing with Greg's
> point of view: Maybe NetBSD's default is too strict and a knob like
> kern.entropy.use_pooh_poohed_sources=1 would not be a bad thing for
> some users--with all appropriate sysinst warnings of course.

If I understood it properly, there's no need for such a knob.
echo 0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef > /dev/random

will get you back to the state we had in netbsd-9, with (pseudo-)randomness
collected from devices.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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