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SubjectRe: crypted swapspace?
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.991214144130.13635B-100000@idoru.mine.nu>
By author: Lucca <sdlucca@mindspring.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> Also... grabbing a key from the entropy available at "first swap" isn't
> necessarily a good idea. What if there isn't enough entropy? Go
> unsecure? Worse, block until entropy replenishes... (as is normal for
> /dev/random) yuck.
>

That's easy enough... just preload /dev/random before you swapon.

-hpa
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