haveged - A Linux entropy source using the HAVEGE algorithm

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 7
Repository Atomic x86_64
Package name haveged
Package version 1.9.1
Package release 2.el7.art
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 185.44 KB
Download size 61.72 KB
Official Mirror www6.atomicorp.com
A Linux entropy source using the HAVEGE algorithm
Haveged is a user space entropy daemon which is not dependent upon the
standard mechanisms for harvesting randomness for the system entropy
pool. This is important in systems with high entropy needs or limited
user interaction (e.g. headless servers).
Haveged uses HAVEGE (HArdware Volatile Entropy Gathering and Expansion)
to maintain a 1M pool of random bytes used to fill /dev/random
whenever the supply of random bits in /dev/random falls below the low
water mark of the device. The principle inputs to haveged are the
sizes of the processor instruction and data caches used to setup the
HAVEGE collector. The haveged default is a 4kb data cache and a 16kb
instruction cache. On machines with a cpuid instruction, haveged will
attempt to select appropriate values from internal tables.


Package Version Architecture Repository
haveged-1.9.1-1.el7.x86_64.rpm 1.9.1 x86_64 EPEL
haveged - - -


Name Value
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -
systemd -


Name Value
haveged = 1.9.1-2.el7.art
haveged(x86-64) = 1.9.1-2.el7.art
libhavege.so.1()(64bit) -


Type URL
Binary Package haveged-1.9.1-2.el7.art.x86_64.rpm
Source Package haveged-1.9.1-2.el7.art.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Download latest atomic-release rpm from
  2. Install atomic-release rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh atomic-release*rpm
  3. Install haveged rpm package:
    # yum install haveged




2014-06-07 - Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng@lists.fedoraproject.org> - 1.9.1-2
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_Mass_Rebuild
2014-02-13 - Jirka Hladky <hladky.jiri@gmail.com> - 1.9.1-1
- Update to 1.9.1
2014-01-04 - Jirka Hladky <hladky.jiri@gmail.com> - 1.8-1
- Unversioned docdir change, more info on 

See Also

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heimdal-devel-1.6.0-0.9.20140621gita5adc06.el7.art.x86_64.rpm Header and other development files for Heimdal kerberos
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