Bug#796014: urandom seed not saved on shutdown

Pierre Ynard linkfanel at yahoo.fr
Wed Feb 20 11:54:40 GMT 2019

tags 796014 moreinfo

> I noticed that /var/lib/urandom/random-seed had a modify date in July (or
> June?) 2014, i.e. more than a year old, on my debian sid system
> (packages up2date) which I reboot every few days/weeks.

Do you use systemd as init? I think systemd stores the seed in
/var/lib/systemd/random-seed instead, does that one get updated?

> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

The second reporter does use systemd, so I suppose that would be why the
init script updating /var/lib/urandom/random-seed is never run.

Pierre Ynard

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