One more attempt: stuck processes

Michael M. Rach michael at
Fri Nov 16 15:03:30 EST 2007

I know it has been asked before and may be redundant, but...  You 
answered that cyrus-sasl is using /dev/urandom and should not run out of 
entropy.  However, what about openssl itself?  It also uses random 
numbers.  Perhaps, as a test renaming /dev/random and ln -s /dev/urandom 

Gary Mills wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 05:13:13PM +0100, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
>> --On 16. November 2007 14:23:17 +0100 Simon Matter <simon.matter at> 
>> wrote:
>>> Did you ever see non SSL connections get stuck?
>> No.
> Most of mine are `pop3d -s', but I have seen a few without the `-s'.
> When I did a stack trace on one, it also turned out to be for an SSL
> session.  So, I have to agree.

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