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Re: Debian woody issues with latest source

From: David Waite <mass_at_akuma.org>
Date: 2003-04-19 06:29:33 CEST

I know my 2.4..20 SMP kernel has a /dev/random problem - it will work
for a couple hours/days/weeks, then will just block infinitely.

-David Waite

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>"maru" <maru@mobile.rogers.com> writes:
>>I see this behaviour on on a compaq dl380 box, smp 2.4.20, and while
>>the svn client works fine, svnadmin hangs when I try to create a
>svn_repos_create() calls apr_uuid_get(), which calls
>apr_generate_random_bytes(), which potentially blocks forever trying
>to read /dev/random.
>I (and others) have been bitten by this problem on certain systems
>(FreeBSD 4.X, for example). You have to create more system-entropy
>to get the operation to un-block. Try running 'svnadmin create', and
>then type a lot. Does it unfreeze?
>I wonder if your smp 2.4.20 kernel has a blocky /dev/random problem.
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