On Fri, 06 May 2011 22:00:52 -0300 Cristian Rodríguez email@example.com wrote:
This is the epitome of user-unfriendlyness, yet pretty much everything uses entropy in one way of other,without the user having a single clue about it.
Well, kernel hackers started "put everything in userspace that does not absolutely need to be in the kernel" some years ago. The system became user-unfriendly but nobody cared. Then they noticed that this made booting slow (among others), and started putting things back into the kernel.
Actually, the Master Pinguin seems to be not the biggest friend of "make everything more complicated to setup for everyone by putting stuff in userspace". He delivered a classic rant about userspace suspend for example :-)
So probably a good way to get this fixed is to rant loudly on linux-kernel, until it gets Linus' attention. I can well imagine that he'll be in favor of an "just work by default without complicated userspace setup" solution. Having some patches ready surely also will not hurt :-)