[Buildroot] [PATCH] move random-seed from /etc to /var/lib

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Thu Mar 12 23:12:34 UTC 2015

>>>>> "Gustavo" == Gustavo Zacarias <gustavo at zacarias.com.ar> writes:

 > On 03/12/2015 08:01 PM, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
 >> But if rootfs is RO, so will /var/lib then?
 >> I would rather get rid of the static random_seed file instead. Seeding
 >> all Buildroot based devices with a RO rootfs from the same 512 bytes of
 >> data can hardly be helpful for security.
 >> For a R/W rootfs, why would /var/lib be any better than /etc?

 > I'm still planning to revap the random initscript and throw some infra
 > there.
 > Who says we can't use /etc/default + /etc/config for this? We can tell
 > where to write randomness if it's available that way.
 > On the project side we can choose if we'll use a per-project (build
 > time) random seed or nothing at all, after all we can't know every
 > scenario out there.

Ok, but simply doing a git rm system/skeleton/etc/random-seed would be a
good start (and shouldn't cause issues for any of those features).

Bye, Peter Korsgaard 

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