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who owns rendom-seed

I know of pacman -Qo **filename** and pacman -Fo which I believe does the same thing but searches the repository, not just installed pkgs.  Neither returns an owner of /var/lib/random-seed

I suspect it is a python related file but which,where,how,what ..?
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Re: who owns rendom-seed

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very confusing results, between my old openrc installation switched to runit, a newer runit installation, and your late openrc mate live image.  Also differences with artix-runit and void-runit.
The file is produced during init for the rwfs-random process, in some as /var/lib/random-seed in others as /var/lib/misc/random-seed, some make it into a 1/2 MB file, some as a 4MB, some don't make it at all???  If something changes in the init system in reference to this file this zombie file is left in the system from before the change? 
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Re: who owns rendom-seed

Reply #3
very confusing results, between my old openrc installation switched to runit, a newer runit installation, and your late openrc mate live image.  Also differences with artix-runit and void-runit.
The file is produced during init for the rwfs-random process, in some as /var/lib/random-seed in others as /var/lib/misc/random-seed, some make it into a 1/2 MB file, some as a 4MB, some don't make it at all???

I don't know about OpenRC but both Void and Artix uses the same command and file (/var/lib/random-seed and not /var/lib/misc/random-seed), the difference between filesize probably comes from /proc/sys/kernel/random/poolsize, which is parsed.
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Re: who owns rendom-seed

Reply #4
I don't know about OpenRC but both Void and Artix uses the same command and file (/var/lib/random-seed and not /var/lib/misc/random-seed), the difference between filesize probably comes from /proc/sys/kernel/random/poolsize, which is parsed.

https://github.com/OpenRC/openrc/blob/master/init.d/urandom.in#L12

Default is /var/lib/misc/random-seed on openrc.

 

Re: who owns rendom-seed

Reply #5
Maybe 4KB difference but maybe you can remember to add it somehow to artix-sysvcompat or somewhere so when one replaces the one with the other the old file is erased.  Otherwise there will be two. 

In both I think the init runs a dd command where it creates a new one with urandom as input and random-seed as output and somehow this is a source of random digits for various tasks, like creating new uuid's.
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