Fwd: Bug#466946: rng-tools might be able to not require "stop" on halt/reboot

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Sun Nov 8 20:35:14 GMT 2020

Hi sysvinit/insserv experts,

can you make heads and tails of the following?

I took over rng-tools-debian and now wonder if I need to act on this.

In theory rngd probably can (should?) stay running until the end,
but umounting filesystems (deactivating crypto, etc.) could be
interfered with.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh at debian.org>
Message-ID: <20080222003541.GA31927 at khazad-dum.debian.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 21:35:41 -0300
Subject: rng-tools might be able to not require "stop" on halt/reboot

Package: rng-tools
Version: 2-unofficial-mt.10-3
Severity: wishlist

It is quite possible that rng-tools might not need insserv to stop it
explicitly on halt/shutdown.

If that turns out to be true, the relevant information should be removed
from the initscript LSB header.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.ISO-8859-1, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.ISO-8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages rng-tools depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-8      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  makedev                       2.3.1-87   creates device files in /dev
ii  udev                          0.114-2    /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

rng-tools recommends no packages.

-- debconf-show failed

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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