randomness and ssh
press at planet-rcs.de
Fri Nov 10 13:48:14 PST 2006
you could do a
if it show "0" then you have no entropy available and /dev/random may block.
> I just started working on my via c7 this week and after getting a base
> lfs build + aes/sha patches on the kernel and ssh3.8 i found some
> interesting things.
> 34mb file copied from the via c7 was getting 900k a sec using 99% cpu,
> while my dual 500mhz prolaint server was getting 200 and using only
> about 12% of the cpu. It made me wonder and the only thought i could
> come up with is randomness. I remember there used to be a egd? or
> erandom patch for hlfs and or ssh I was wondering if it was still
> around some where and or if it seems im barking up the wrong tree. how
> would one go about checking for random empty?
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