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SubjectProblem with random.c and PPC
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Hello !!!

I am trying to use a program (ipsec newhostkey) that uses the random device
provided by the linux-kernel. In a x86 machine the program works fine but
when I tried to run the program in a PPC machine it doesn't work.

Looking carefully I have discovered that the problem is in the driver
random.c. When the program tries to read any amount of data it locks and
never returns. It happens because the variable "random_state->entropy_count"
is always zero, that is, any random number is generated at all !!!??.

Does anyone know anything about this problem ? Any sort of help is very
welcomed.

Thanks
Henrique Gobbi

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