[Buildroot] hang generating DSA keys

Frank Hoeflich frankhoeflich at yahoo.com
Sun May 24 18:22:30 UTC 2009


The entropy mechanism depends on keyboard input - I'd expect it to be waiting for I/O.  If you type some characters it will use them to generate the keys and be on its way.

--Frank

 
        	>Sunday, May 24, 2009 12:21 AM
        	
            
            
            >From: "Peter Korsgaard" <jacmet at uclibc.org>
            
            	
            	
            	
        	
        	>To: "Chris Bare" <chris at bareflix.com>
        	
        	>Cc: buildroot at lists.busybox.net
                >>>>> "Chris" == Chris Bare <chris at bareflix.com> writes:
>
>Chris> Generating DSA Key...
>Chris> THIS CAN TAKE A MINUTE OR TWO DEPENDING ON YOUR PROCESSOR!
>
>Chris> Generating public/private dsa key pair.
>
>Chris> I let it sit overnight and it never finished. I remember
>Chris> seeing some mention of this being an entropy problem. I tried
>Chris> pinging the board, but that didn't seem to help.
>
>Chris> Any idea why this would suddenly start with the same basic
>Chris> setup that worked before?  How do I get it to finish
>Chris> generating the key?
>
>Sounds odd - Could you add strace and check what it's busy doing?
>
>-- 
>Bye, Peter Korsgaard



      
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