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Note on Cyrus-SASL when testing
Latest cyrus-sasl 2.1.25 introduces a new mechanism called SCRAM. Unlike
the other mechanisms, SCRAM generates entropy as soon as the cyrus-sasl
library is loaded. This is a problem because cyrus-sasl defaults to using
/dev/random instead of /dev/urandom when it loads up. I was having
numerous test failures until gdb'ing slapd and finding it was stuck
initializing SCRAM while starting up.
If you rebuild cyrus-sasl to use /dev/urandom (They thankfully have a
configure switch for it), things'll work a lot more smoothly.
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