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Re: Testing 1.3.x on really old box

From: Jani Averbach <jaa_at_jaa.iki.fi>
Date: 2006-03-17 21:19:51 CET

On 2006-03-17 15:05-0500, John Peacock wrote:
> Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> >Cool! I yesterday brought this up on IRC because when I verified a
> >tarball, lock_tests.py "hang" because my /dev/random didn't have
> >enough entropy. One solution is to recompile APR to use
> >/dev/urandom. That should be OK for Subversions own needs, but do this
> >on your own risk...
> Is that an obvious compile option for APR or do I need to patch
> something? I cannot get entropy_avail to return anything but 0, so
> there is something seriously wrong with my system (it has no noise?).

If your system has a hardware based random source, use that
(CONFIG_HW_RANDOM) and install rngd which feeds randomness from
hw_random to random.

Then you won't see these problems.

BR, Jani

Jani Averbach
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