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Re: regarding the changes to kernel entropy gathering

At Tue, 6 Apr 2021 12:08:54 +0000, Taylor R Campbell <> wrote:
Subject: Re: regarding the changes to kernel entropy gathering
> The main issue that hits people is that the traditional mechanism by
> which the OS reports a potential security problem with entropy is for
> it to make applications silently hang -- and the issue is getting
> worse now that getrandom() is more widely used, e.g. in Python when
> you do `import multiprocessing'.

I think adding a uprintf(9) that the user who started the blocked
process (i.e. not just the admin) has a better chance of directly seeing
would be one step closer, and should be extremely easy.

					Greg A. Woods <>

Kelowna, BC     +1 250 762-7675           RoboHack <>
Planix, Inc. <>     Avoncote Farms <>

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