Fedora 17 Update: haveged-1.5-1.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-08-15 22:24:31

Name        : haveged
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 1.5
Release     : 1.fc17
URL         : http://www.irisa.fr/caps/projects/hipsor/
Summary     : A Linux entropy source using the HAVEGE algorithm
Description :
A Linux entropy source using the HAVEGE algorithm

Haveged is a user space entropy daemon which is not dependent upon the
standard mechanisms for harvesting randomness for the system entropy
pool. This is important in systems with high entropy needs or limited
user interaction (e.g. headless servers).

Haveged uses HAVEGE (HArdware Volatile Entropy Gathering and Expansion)
to maintain a 1M pool of random bytes used to fill /dev/random
whenever the supply of random bits in /dev/random falls below the low
water mark of the device. The principle inputs to haveged are the
sizes of the processor instruction and data caches used to setup the
HAVEGE collector. The haveged default is a 4kb data cache and a 16kb
instruction cache. On machines with a cpuid instruction, haveged will
attempt to select appropriate values from internal tables.

Update Information:

Update to version 1.5
Update to version 1.4

* Tue Aug 14 2012 Jirka Hladky <hladky.jiri at gmail.com> - 1.5-1
- Update to the version 1.5
- Main new feature is a run time verification of the produced random numbers
- PIDFILE set to /run/haveged.pid
- converted README and man page to UTF-8. Informed the upstream to fix it.
* Wed Feb 15 2012 Jirka Hladky <hladky.jiri at gmail.com> - 1.4-3
- PIDFile should be stored at /run instead of the default location /var/run 
- There is  long term plan that directory /var/run will not further exist in the future Fedora versions
- Asked upstream to add -p <PID_FILE_location> switch to influence the location of the PID File
- Set PIDFile=/var/run/haveged.pid This is needed as long -p option is not implemented
- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=770306#c10
* Wed Feb 15 2012 Jirka Hladky <hladky.jiri at gmail.com> - 1.4-2
- Updated systemd service file, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=770306
* Tue Feb 14 2012 Jirka Hladky <hladky.jiri at gmail.com> - 1.4-1
- Update to the version 1.4
- Conversion to systemd, drop init script

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update haveged' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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