From: Pavel Machek on
On Fri 2010-07-23 10:32:19, John W. Linville wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:52:12AM +0200, Mario 'BitKoenig' Holbe wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > the b43 wireless driver inhibits access to /dev/hwrng while the wireless
> > network interface is down. When the interface is up, /dev/hwrng is
> > accessible:
> <snip>
> > I have no idea whether this issue belongs to the b43 driver or to the
> > rng core.
> The hwrng driver is provided by the b43 hardware, which is shutdown
> when the network interface is down. I'm not sure how one could expect
> this to work.

Well... either don't provide hwrng interface, or power up enough of
b43 hardware when user opens /dev/hwrng...?

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