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Author Colm Buckley
Recipients Colm Buckley, Lukasa, Theodore Tso, alex, doko, dstufft, larry, lemburg, martin.panter, matejcik, ned.deily, python-dev, rhettinger, skrah, thomas-petazzoni, vstinner, ztane
Date 2016-06-07.21:19:28
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I'd suggest the following to test.

Boot an arbitrary Linux system with init=/usr/bin/python3 (assuming filesystems mounted etc). Python 3.5.1 (on Linux) will call getrandom() in blocking mode very early in its startup; if this happens before the pool is initialized, Python will fail to start. Given that ~nothing else will be happening, I'm interested to see what happens to the entropy pool, and whether getrandom() returns.

Haven't tried this myself, but it should work.

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