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Author vstinner
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 2016-06-08.14:27:06
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>> The current behavior is that Python *will not start at all* if getrandom() blocks (because the hash secret initialization fails).
> It starts jsut fine, it just can possible takes awhile.

In my experience, connecting to a VM using SSH with low entropy can take longer than 1 minute. As an user, I considered that the host was down. Longer than 1 minute is simply too long.

It's unclear to me if getrandom() can succeed (return random bytes) on embedded devices without hardware RNG. Can it take longer than 1 minute?

Is it possible that getrandom() simply blocks forever?
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