[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#455230: /etc/init.d/urandom: please consider doign dmesg > /dev/random at startup

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Sat Jul 25 18:50:22 UTC 2009

The initscripts seem to be the wrong place to do this.  I believe it
should be done by the kernel, if there is some useful entropy in the
kernel messages.  After all the kernel is the one that keep track of
the entropy.  If the MAC address should be added to the random
entropy, the kernel should do it when a new network device is

Perhaps this should be reassigned to the kernel packages.  Not sure
which package to reassign it to, so I leave that to others.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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