Daemon "rngd" Continuously Print Out Messages "failed fips test" and Exit. (Doc ID 1603659.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2013

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 and later
Linux x86
Linux x86-64

Goal

On the Oracle Linux 6, the daemon "rngd" prints out the failure messages "rngd: failed fips test" everyday, then after two many FIPS failures, the daemon rngd exited itself.

$ grep -i rng /var/log/messages
Nov 24 09:51:57 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 24 13:51:35 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 24 17:12:59 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 25 19:32:16 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 26 13:31:47 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 26 23:00:20 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 27 00:24:06 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 27 03:32:59 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 27 04:57:03 localhost rngd: failed fips test
Nov 27 04:57:03 localhost rngd: too many FIPS failures, disabling entropy source
Nov 27 04:57:03 localhost rngd: No entropy sources working, exiting rngd

 

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