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I've configured the -keypool=n parameter to create a lot of keys at once. During the generation, the hdd has a lot of IO, why?

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    It may be using the IO activity as a source of entropy for the PRNG to generate your keys. Not sure if this would actually cause it to activate so to speak but it is a possability.. if I can confirm this il write a full answer..
    – MaxSan
    Sep 13, 2013 at 14:29

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