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[Bug 865499] Re: Please include virtio-rng in linux-image-*-virtual


** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Fix Released

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  Please include virtio-rng in linux-image-*-virtual

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  This is more of a feature request than a bug.

  Please include the virtio-rng hw_random module in the -virtual kernel
  package along with the other virtio drivers.

  Virtual machines often do not have much of hardware randomness
  available. This can negatively affect performance of cryptographic
  operations (HTTPS/TLS handshakes, SSH connections, running GPG etc.)
  as well as simple things such as opening TCP connections.

  This virtio driver solves the problem with QEMU/KVM by providing
  randomness available in the host machine to the guests which have this
  driver loaded. This is then used to seed /dev/random.

  This module seems to be currently available in the -generic and
  -server packages (where it is not really needed).

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