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Re: port-xen/40739: no entropy device sourcese on 5.0_RC2 XEN3PAE_DOMU
The following reply was made to PR port-xen/40739; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
To: "Tracy J. Di Marco White" <gendalia%iastate.edu@localhost>
Cc: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, port-xen-maintainer%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: port-xen/40739: no entropy device sourcese on 5.0_RC2 XEN3PAE_DOMU
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:20:33 +0100
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 04:02:42PM -0600, Tracy J. Di Marco White wrote:
> In message <20090224214003.3D27163C1C0%www.NetBSD.org@localhost>, Manuel
> Bouyer writes:
> } > % rndctl -ls
> } > Source Bits Type Flags
> } > 4346 bits mixed into pool
> } > 0 bits currently stored in pool (max 4096)
> } > 0 bits of entropy discarded due to full pool
> } > 4346 hard-random bits generated
> } > 210118 pseudo-random bits generated
> } the problem in the case of a Xen domU is that there's no good source
> } of entropy. On native systems we use the hard disk as a source
> } of entropoy; but on a domU it's disabled because others domU could
> } with it.
> } rndctl should show xennets as a possible source of entropy, but it has
> } to be enabled manually.
> How would I enable it manually?
'rndctl -l' should list it; you should be able to enable it with
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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