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Re: [SLUG] svnadmin hangs - apparently I need more entropy :-(
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] svnadmin hangs - apparently I need more entropy :-(
- From: Michael Lake <Mike.Lake@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 13:41:40 +1000
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Jamie Wilkinson wrote:
This one time, at band camp, Dan Treacy wrote:
I had this problem (or thought I did) for an unrelated program (can't
even recall what it was now tbh) but I do remember there was a command
to actually check and see how much entropy your system had.. IIRC it was
just cat /proc something random. hunting around the proc system should
find it. After doing that I found that wasn't actually my problem and it
Dan speaks the truth:
cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_avail and other files in that directory
will give you some values to check out.
Thanks Jamie. Yes that file is there and it contains 0.
i.e. cat entropy_avail
This is a virtual server so I expect that there are several things in /proc that will
not be the same as a real machine that has access to all hardware.
You can create entropy by generating network traffic, mouseclicks and
motion, keyboard input, and generally contributing to the heat death of the
Yes I know that for when creating public/private key pairs but this is when I need to
create a subversion repository. Hitting keys won't help.
Im interested what Dan Treacy found as he said:
>>After doing that I found that wasn't actually my problem and it
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