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SubjectRe: short read from /dev/urandom
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Ulrich Drepper  wrote:
>On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 05:56:41 +0000 (UTC), David Wagner
><daw@taverner.cs.berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> True. Arguably, the solution is to fix the documentation.
>
>The problem is that no-short-reads behavior has been documented for a
>long time and so programs might [become insecure]
>
>Not breaking the ABI is more important than symmetry.

Ok, I see your point. I'm persuaded. Thanks.
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