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Re: 1.4.3: Installer hangs at timezone selection

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 10:15:21 -0700 (PDT)

:It would also be extremely nice if ssh_keygen could display
:a progress bar or percent value.  But that would have to be
:done by the OpenSSH folks, of course, not DragonFly.
: > Do you know if needs 29 minutes of CPU time, or does it just have to 
: > wait so long until all neccessary entropy has been gathered?  Maybe 
: > there is still a but in entropy gathering somewhere.
:I'm pretty sure it needs 29 minutes of CPU time.  Most of
:the time was spent generating the DSA key.  The RSA key was
:much quicker, maybe half a minute (I didn't measure).
:The CPU was 100% busy while generating the keys.
:On a faster machine the whole process took considerably
:less time; about 1 minute.  But that's still a long pause
:during boot which can give users (especially newbies) an
:uneasy feeling.
:(Just my 2 cents.)
:Best regards
:   Oliver
:Oliver Fromme,  secnetix GmbH & Co. KG, Marktplatz 29, 85567 Grafing

    It shouldn't take that long even on a slow machine.  It only takes
    10 seconds or so on my test boxes (though those are fast boxes).
    Even on a really slow machine it shouldn't take more then 30 seconds
    or so.  I'm somewhat at a loss.

    In anycase, backgrounding the key generation would be fine.  That
    code was originally put in so people wanting to get a network link
    up and ssh into the machine could do so quickly with only two edits,
    and not have to deal with key generation.

					Matthew Dillon 

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