Haveged-1.9.1

Introduction to Haveged

The Haveged package contains a daemon that generates an unpredictable stream of random numbers and feeds the /dev/random device.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/haveged

Installation of Haveged

Install Haveged by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
mkdir -pv    /usr/share/doc/haveged-1.9.1 &&
cp -v README /usr/share/doc/haveged-1.9.1

Configuring haveged

Systemd Units

To start the haveged daemon at boot, install the systemd unit from the blfs-systemd-units-20140907 package by running the following command as the root user:

make install-haveged

Contents

Installed Programs: haveged
Installed Libraries: libhavege.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/haveged

Short Descriptions

haveged

is a daemon that generates an unpredictable stream of random numbers harvested from the indirect effects of hardware events based on hidden processor states (caches, branch predictors, memory translation tables, etc).

Last updated on 2014-08-25 20:50:07 +0000