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Date:   Tue, 10 Sep 2019 13:21:21 +0100
From:   Linus Torvalds <>
To:     "Ahmed S. Darwish" <>
Cc:     "Theodore Ts'o" <>,
        Andreas Dilger <>,
        Jan Kara <>, zhangjs <>,,
        Linux List Kernel Mailing <>
Subject: Re: Linux 5.3-rc8

On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:33 PM Linus Torvalds
<> wrote:
> Are you sure it's entropy that is blocking, and not perhaps some odd
> "forgot to unplug" situation?

Looking at that code, it's all trivial, and it definitely unplugs properly.

Lack of entropy still sounds _very_ strange, and you . Are you doing
something odd at boot?

Does the boot continue if you press keys on the keyboard, or how did
you decide it was about entropy?

I guess sysrq-'t' followed by enough keyboard input to unblock the
boot process should give you something in dmesg that shows what is


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