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SubjectRe: Linux messages full of `random: get_random_u32 called from`
On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 11:18:55PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> So -- I'm pretty sure systemd and friends should be using
> /dev/urandom. Maybe gpg wants to use /dev/random. _Maybe_.
>
> [ 2.948192] random: systemd: uninitialized urandom read (16 bytes
> read)
> [ 2.953526] systemd[1]: systemd 215 running in system mode. (+PAM
> +AUDIT +SELINUX +IMA +SYSVINIT +LIBCRYPTSETUP +GCRYPT +ACL +XZ
> -SECCOMP -APPARMOR)
> [ 2.980278] systemd[1]: Detected architecture 'x86'.
> [ 3.115072] usb 5-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0483,
> idProduct=2016, bcdDevice= 0.01
> [ 3.119633] usb 5-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
> SerialNumber=0
> [ 3.124147] usb 5-2: Product: Biometric Coprocessor
> [ 3.128621] usb 5-2: Manufacturer: STMicroelectronics
> [ 3.163839] systemd[1]: Failed to insert module 'ipv6'
> [ 3.181266] systemd[1]: Set hostname to <amd>.
> [ 3.267243] random: systemd-sysv-ge: uninitialized urandom read (16
> bytes read)
> [ 3.669590] random: systemd-sysv-ge: uninitialized urandom read (16
> bytes read)
> [ 3.696242] random: systemd: uninitialized urandom read (16 bytes
> read)
> [ 3.700066] random: systemd: uninitialized urandom read (16 bytes
> read)
> [ 3.703716] random: systemd: uninitialized urandom read (16 bytes
> read)
>
> Anyway, urandom should need to be seeded once, and then provide random
> data forever... which is not impression I get from the dmesg output
> above. Boot clearly proceeds... somehow. So now I'm confused.

Hmm... Well, the attached patch (which redirects /dev/random to /dev/urandom)
didn't fix my boot issue, so I'm at a loss as well.

Sultan

From 15f54e2756866956d8713fdec92b54c6c69eb1bb Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Sultan Alsawaf <sultanxda@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2018 12:53:44 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] char: mem: Link /dev/random to /dev/urandom

---
drivers/char/mem.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/char/mem.c b/drivers/char/mem.c
index ffeb60d3434c..0cd22e6100ad 100644
--- a/drivers/char/mem.c
+++ b/drivers/char/mem.c
@@ -870,7 +870,7 @@ static const struct memdev {
#endif
[5] = { "zero", 0666, &zero_fops, 0 },
[7] = { "full", 0666, &full_fops, 0 },
- [8] = { "random", 0666, &random_fops, 0 },
+ [8] = { "random", 0666, &urandom_fops, 0 },
[9] = { "urandom", 0666, &urandom_fops, 0 },
#ifdef CONFIG_PRINTK
[11] = { "kmsg", 0644, &kmsg_fops, 0 },
--
2.14.1
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