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From Eric Covener <>
Subject ap_init_rng / apr_random question
Date Tue, 27 Oct 2015 17:57:35 GMT
IIUC, it takes something like 32k of /dev/random to initialize apr_random.


But ap_init_rng() does this with ~4000 8-byte reads of /dev/random.

I am working on a platform where access to the crypto facility
underneath /dev/random is sometimes audited.  Does anyone have any
hints about whether larger reads from /dev/random would be better
elsewhere? Or if the startup requirement is really this high for data
from /dev/random?

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