[CentOS-devel] tpm_rng module gone - why?


peljasz at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Nov 19 17:17:18 UTC 2018

On 19/11/2018 12:30, Trevor Hemsley wrote:
> On 19/11/18 12:21, Trevor Hemsley via CentOS-devel wrote:
>> On 19/11/18 12:07, lejeczek via CentOS-devel wrote:
>>> hi gents
>>> would anybody know why tpm_rng is gone from 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64 ?
>>> I need it on my oldish heavy boxes, so do lots of others I would imagine.
>> According to `yum provides '*/tpm_rng*'` it has never been shipped by
>> CentOS. What does `rpm -qf /path/to/your/tpm_rng.ko.xz` say about what
>> package provides it?
> Ah, it's called tpm-rng.ko.xz (not tpm_rng) and was part of the
> 3.10.0-862* kernels and is indeed gone from the -957 one.
> I'm guessing it's related to
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1627822
> Trevor

it actually seems to work, and seems that something is in that new 
kernel that now, without that module, makes tpm/hwrg works on my old 
Opterons, 63xxx.

thanks, L.

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