[Opendnssec-user] ods-signerd calling vmstat?!?

Jarle Greipsland jarle at uninett.no
Fri Aug 30 15:09:40 UTC 2013

Havard Eidnes <he at uninett.no> writes:
> I took a look at the kernel message log from a machine where I've
> installed OpenDNSSEC 1.4, and there I see:
> set{u,g}id pid 23710 (vmstat) was invoked by uid 1072 ppid 11510 (ods-signerd) with fd 2 closed
> Why does ods-signerd need to call vmstat?  If it absolutely must,
> it really should point FD 2 somewhere sensible.
It is probably called from the Botan library, that is again used
by the SoftHSM.  vmstat is one of the programs potentially used
by Botan to gather entropy.
I'm not being a couch potato; I'm busy fighting entropy.

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