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Linux 4.18 Lands Random Patch To Fix Slow Boot Times For Some Systemd-Based Boxes

Jul 30, 2018, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

Last week I wrote about a change for the Linux kernel would better protect entropy sent in from user-space as a change driven as a result of some Linux distributions (such as Fedora) using a CPU jitter random number generator to resolve the lack of entropy at boot time and that on systemd-enabled Linux systems sometimes leading to slow boot times. That change has now ended up being queued into Linux 4.18 rather than having to wait for 4.19.

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