Running out of entropy & /dev/random reads are blocking
I'm been playing around with Apache on Debian Sarge & experimenting with it. I've been changing the config and stopping/starting it and many times apache2ctl & the init scripts would seem to hang. So while troubleshooting it, I did a strace on "apache2 -t" and it stopped on a read call to /dev/random. So I go the the server's keyboard and banged on it for a bit and then apache2 -t finished running.
So I'm guessing I'm running out of kernel entropy for /dev/random. How exactly do I go about fixing or working around this?
Last edited by slacky; 06-14-2005 at 01:54 PM.