Re: Linux 5.3-rc8

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 - 23:31:56 EST

On Sun, Sep 15, 2019 at 6:41 PM Ahmed S. Darwish <darwish.07@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yes, the systemd-random-seed(8) process blocks, but this is an
> isolated process, and it's only there as a synchronization point and
> to load/restore random seeds from disk across reboots.
> What blocked the system boot was GDM/gnome-session implicitly calling
> getrandom() for the Xorg MIT cookie.

Aahh. I saw that email, but then in the discussion the systemd case
always ended up coming up first, and I never made the connection.

What a complete crock that silly MIT random cookie is, and what a sad
sad reason for blocking.