Bug 50057

Summary: device /dev/random crash ...
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: mfarhat
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Brock Organ <borgan>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 7.1   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description mfarhat 2001-07-26 12:04:28 UTC
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Description of problem:
After a rpm -F kernel*.rpm
a read on the device /dev/random freese the reading prog.
A minimal work-around is remplacing the /dev/random by /dev/urandom

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install full distrib 7.1
2. rpm -F *.rpm in 
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/redhat/linux/updates/7.1/en/os/i386/
3. run a prog witch read /dev/random... ex: cat /dev/random


Additional info:

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:05 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/