Patch: Stop using /dev/random

Stephan Mueller smueller at
Thu Nov 17 07:13:47 CET 2016

Am Mittwoch, 16. November 2016, 14:43:29 CET schrieb Ian Goldberg:

Hi Ian,

> I'm curious what systemd is using the data read from /dev/urandom at
> boot time for, if it doesn't care whether there's any actual entropy in
> that data?  Nothing security relevant, hopefully?

Please see [1] for the discussion and a complete listing. None of it is 
cryptographically relevant.



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