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    SubjectRe: /dev/random probs in 2.4test(12-pre3)
    Followup to:  <>
    By author: Igmar Palsenberg <>
    In newsgroup:
    > Hmm.. Some came to mind :
    > Making /dev/random block if the amount requirements aren't met makes sense
    > to me. If I request x bytes of random stuff, and get less, I probably
    > reread /dev/random. If it's entropy pool is exhausted it makes sense to be
    > to block.

    Yes, it does, but it doesn't make any sense to block if there are data
    to be read. If you need a larger read then you should advance your
    pointer and try again with the residual size, or use fread() which
    does this for you.

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