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maxdb 7.6 uses /dev/random device

i got some problem because maxdb 7.6 and higher uses random device. I have an apache+ php enviroment running on centos 4.4.

If i connect from php via odbc to maxdb, an apache thread will be generated that uses the random device. every new odbc connect generates a new /dev/random usage ...

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kernel 3661 sdb 5r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

kernel 3666 sdb 5r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

kernel 3666 sdb 24r CHR 1,9 574 /dev/urandom

httpd 27986 webuser 21r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 22r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 23r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 24r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 25r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 26r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 27r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 28r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 29r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 30r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 31r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 32r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 33r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 34r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 35r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 36r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 37r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 38r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 39r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 40r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 41r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 42r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

httpd 27986 webuser 43r CHR 1,8 572 /dev/random

....

--snap --

I look around but do not find anything about it.

i switched back to maxdb 7.5 and there no random device will be used.

Does anyone know how to switch off the /dev/random usage in maxdb 7.6 ?

my uggly workaround: rm /dev/random

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