Re: [PATCH 1/2] add helper for highmem checks

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Mon Feb 11 2013 - 17:34:15 EST

On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:44:12AM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Oh, craptastic. X used to hash /dev/mem to get a random seed. It
> should have stopped that long ago, and used /dev/[u]random.

That's because debian still has this WINGs window manager which hasn't
seen any new releases since 2005: and I'm
using it because I don't want the pompous crap of the other display

But this one uses /dev/mem as a randomFile only by default - there's a
configuration variable DisplayManager.randomFile which can be pointed
away from /dev/mem so that's easily fixable.

Mind you, I wouldnt've caught the issue if I wasn't using this ancient
thing in its default settings :o).


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