r899 - trunk

tushar at linuxfromscratch.org tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Oct 10 15:51:20 PDT 2004


Author: tushar
Date: 2004-10-10 16:51:19 -0600 (Sun, 10 Oct 2004)
New Revision: 899

Modified:
   trunk/entropy.txt
Log:
Update Hint: entropy

Modified: trunk/entropy.txt
===================================================================
--- trunk/entropy.txt	2004-09-19 22:18:46 UTC (rev 898)
+++ trunk/entropy.txt	2004-10-10 22:51:19 UTC (rev 899)
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 AUTHOR:		Robert Connolly <robert at linuxfromscratch dot org> (ashes)
 
-DATE:		2004-05-07
+DATE:		2004-10-01
 
 LICENSE:	Public Domain
 
@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@
 drain any kernel entropy. This is done very efficiently, completely in the
 kernel. Erandom is ideal for Smashing Stack Protector. Frandom now also
 supports sysctl so SSP can use it regardless if /dev/erandom exists or not.
-This is slightly faster and works threw chroot. There is an mktemp patch
+This is slightly faster and works through chroot. There is an mktemp patch
 for frandom too.
 Note: The name "frandom" is used because thats the name of the package. The
 patches for mktemp and ssp used the erandom interface even though the patch
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@
 install -g 0 -o 0 -m 755 audio-entropyd /usr/sbin/audio-entropyd
 
 Edit your /etc/rc.d/init.d/random and start audio-entropyd just after seeding
-urandom, and stop it just after saving random-seed. The pid file will be in
+urandom, and stop it just after saving random-seed. The PID file will be in
 /var/run. You don't need to reboot to use it, but you do need your sound card
 driver loaded, and be root.
 
@@ -99,19 +99,24 @@
 	frandom-0.8.tar.gz
 
 http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patches/downloads/linux/\
-	linux-2.4.26-frandom-2.patch
+	linux-2.4.27-frandom-1.patch
 http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patches/downloads/linux/\
 	linux-2.6.5-frandom-1.patch
 http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patches/downloads/mktemp/\
 	mktemp-1.5-frandom-1.patch
 
+And for LFS-6.0
+
+http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patches/downloads/\
+	linux-libc-headers/linux-libc-headers-2.6-frandom-1.patch
+
 You don't need the frandom-0.8 source, its presented so you can read more
 about it if you want. The Linux kernel patch is all we need.
 Frandom is built in by default with this patch. It can be found in the
 character devices menu. Build and install the new kernel.
 
-cd linux-2.4.26
-patch -Np1 -i ../linux-2.4.26-frandom-2.patch
+cd linux-2.4.27
+patch -Np1 -i ../linux-2.4.27-frandom-1.patch
 ...
 reboot
 
@@ -122,7 +127,7 @@
 http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/hints/downloads/files/ssp.txt
 
 To build mktemp with frandom instead of urandom do _not_ use the "--with-libc"
-option durring configure. Apply the patch and otherwise install normaly.
+option during configure. Apply the patch and otherwise install normaly.
 
  - Testing entropy
 You should try to test this on an idle machine. Nothing compiling in
@@ -146,7 +151,7 @@
 If one or both of the entropyd programs are running you should see the pool
 being refilled. Kill the entropyd program(s) and you should see it does not
 refill so quickly. Move the mouse and play with it if you like. If you use a
-small count like count=512 the entropyd program(s) may not refill immedietly
+small count like count=512 the entropyd program(s) may not refill immediately
 because the pool is still large enough. This is to improve preformance.
 
 You might want to delete entropy_avail.log when you're done.
@@ -155,7 +160,7 @@
 * Thanks to Eli Billauer for the Frandom suite. -
 	http://frandom.sourceforge.net/
 	http://www.billauer.co.il/
-* Thanks to hlfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
+* Thanks to hlfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org
 
 CHANGELOG:
 [2004-03-29]
@@ -170,3 +175,5 @@
 [2004-05-07]
 * Added patch for kernel 2.6 and for mktemp.
 * Added LavaRnd.
+[2004-10-01]
+* Added libc-headers patch.




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