2.6 Kernel and POP issues

Robert T. Covell rcovell at rolet.com
Fri Dec 1 19:50:11 EST 2006

I have recompiled my cyrus implementation (--with-devrandom=/dev/urandom) and my kernel with no luck.

I reboot from the newest 2.4 kernel and my pop clients hang.  When checking the 2.6 kernel I looked at /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail and saw that it very low (like 5-30, not sure on specifics).

Is there something I am not doing right with either the kernel or cyrus?


-----Original Message-----
From: Sebastian Hagedorn [mailto:Hagedorn at uni-koeln.de] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:31 AM
To: Robert T. Covell
Cc: info-cyrus at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
Subject: RE: 2.6 Kernel and POP issues

-- "Robert T. Covell" <rcovell at rolet.com> is rumored to have mumbled on 28. 
November 2006 10:35:40 -0600 regarding RE: 2.6 Kernel and POP issues:

> Looking over my start up scripts I found that the system is using
> urandom and not random.

That doesn't have to do anything with anything.

> Should I be using the compile option: --with-egd-socket
>> From the configure explanation I would not think so.

No. You should use --with-devrandom=/dev/urandom.
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