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Date:      Mon, 26 Oct 2015 20:34:07 +0100 (CET)
From:      Marco Beishuizen <mbeis@xs4all.nl>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   kernel: random device not loaded; using insecure entropy
Message-ID:  <alpine.BSF.2.20.1510262026590.2233@localhost>

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Hi,

After a system upgrade of 10.2-STABLE I noticed the message above in my 
dmesg that I didn't see before:

...
Copyright (c) 1992-2015 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
 	The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 10.2-STABLE #0 r290003: Mon Oct 26 18:02:55 CET 2015
     root@yokozuna.lan:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/AKIRA amd64
FreeBSD clang version 3.4.1 (tags/RELEASE_34/dot1-final 208032) 20140512
VT(vga): resolution 640x480
CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.80GHz (2793.06-MHz K8-class CPU)
   Origin="GenuineIntel"  Id=0xf34  Family=0xf  Model=0x3  Stepping=4
   Features=0xbfebfbff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,CLFLUSH,DTS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,PBE>
   Features2=0x441d<SSE3,DTES64,MON,DS_CPL,CNXT-ID,xTPR>
   AMD Features=0x20000800<SYSCALL,LM>
   TSC: P-state invariant
real memory  = 4294967296 (4096 MB)
avail memory = 4102107136 (3912 MB)
Event timer "LAPIC" quality 400
ACPI APIC Table: <A M I  OEMAPIC >
FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 4 CPUs
FreeBSD/SMP: 2 package(s) x 1 core(s) x 2 HTT threads
  cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
  cpu1 (AP/HT): APIC ID:  1
  cpu2 (AP): APIC ID:  6
  cpu3 (AP/HT): APIC ID:  7
random device not loaded; using insecure entropy
...
random: unblocking device.
...
Starting syslogd.
Oct 26 20:09:48 yokozuna kernel: random device not loaded; using insecure entropy
...

Does anyone know if my system is insecure now?

Regards,
Marco

-- 
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 		-- Salvor Hardin, "Foundation"



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