[SailfishDevel] Installation trouble with the SDK

kim at foder.dk kim at foder.dk
Thu Dec 11 09:06:15 UTC 2014

> On 10. des. 2014 10:41, kim at foder.dk wrote:
> > I have had this problem since I upgraded Ubuntu to 14.10, and have recently come to the conclusion that the problem probably is entropy.
> >
> > A test has shown that the entropy pool always is extremely low (about 1000 with heavy disk access, less than 800 otherwise)
> >
> > I have tried to generate more entropy by starting programs with heavy disk or net acces, and fidling with the mouse, but the installation still hangs at 76%, and after a short while everything on the desktop freezes, even the mouse.
> >
> > The only way to get out of it is a long press on the power button.
> These symptoms do not sound like it has anything at all to do with 
> entropy. I don't know where you could have gotten that idea.

The fact that the installation hangs (and freezes the desktop) at "Generating keys" and the entropy pool is very low, made me believe there was a connection.

> The symptoms sound more like what would happen if there was too much 
> I/O, too many programs running, too much memory used, and perhaps too 
> much swap space: the system would start swapping so heavily it would 
> become totally unresponsive.

This is of course the first things I checked: Lots of memory free (> 2G), no disk access at all when installation hangs, 2 programs running system-monitor & installation.

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