[lkml]   [2005]   [Apr]   [7]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: /dev/random problem on 2.6.12-rc1
    On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 14:40 +0200, Patrice Martinez wrote:
    > When using a machine with a 2612-rc 1kernel, I encounter problems
    > reading /dev/random:
    > it simply nevers returns anything, and the process is blocked in the
    > read...
    > The easiest way to see it is to type:
    > od < /dev/random
    > Any idea?

    Because, /dev/random use user input, mouse movements and other things to
    generate next random number. Use /dev/urandom if you want version that
    will never block your machine.

    Read "man 4 random" for details.

    Best regards,

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    More majordomo info at
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-04-07 15:20    [W:0.019 / U:3.848 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site