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

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Thu Mar 12 23:01:28 UTC 2015

>>>>> "Alex" == Alex Suykov <alex.suykov at gmail.com> writes:

 > In case / is mounted read-only, /etc is likely to be read-only
 > as well, so the seed will not be saved.

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?

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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