Entropy & the Linux kernel: /dev/random versus /dev/urandom

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A question was posed:

The openssl command is much faster at generating keys than genkey and openssl doesn't say anything about entering keystrokes to increase the randomness like genkey does. Are openssl-generated keys lower-quality or less-random?

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