Bug 1259457 - The removal of "-i" and "-t" causes existing rngd environment to fail that make use of those options
The removal of "-i" and "-t" causes existing rngd environment to fail that ma...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rng-tools (Show other bugs)
All Linux
urgent Severity urgent
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Assigned To: Neil Horman
Vilém Maršík
: ZStream
Depends On: 1258642
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Reported: 2015-09-02 12:09 EDT by Jan Kurik
Modified: 2015-09-22 10:01 EDT (History)
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A recent update of rng-tools removed the "-i" and "-t" options from the rngd daemon, which caused scripts that make use of these options to fail. This update adds these options back to maintain backward compatibility. Note that the "-t" option only exists to prevent script failures from occurring and has no functionality as the new rngd has no use for it.
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Clone Of: 1258642
Last Closed: 2015-09-22 10:01:51 EDT
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Description Jan Kurik 2015-09-02 12:09:52 EDT
This bug has been copied from bug #1258642 and has been proposed
to be backported to 6.7 z-stream (EUS).
Comment 3 Neil Horman 2015-09-02 15:25:23 EDT
requested z-stream branch creation from rel-eng
Comment 5 Vilém Maršík 2015-09-07 09:15:13 EDT
Used Errata build (rng-tools-5-2.el6_7.x86_64) on 6.7-Server for verification:

[root@dell-pec5125-02 tmp]# man rngd | grep -A 2 '\-i\|-t.t '
       -i, --ignorefail
              Ignore repeated fips failures.

       -t nnn, --timeout=nnn
              Interval written to random-device when the entropy pool is full.
              Note that this  option  exists  for  backward  compatibility  in

[root@dell-pec5125-02 tmp]# rngd -f -i -t 999 -r /dev/random
(running, not crashing)

Looks verified.
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2015-09-22 10:01:51 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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