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SubjectRe: short read from /dev/urandom
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Ulrich Drepper  wrote:
>The /dev/urandom device is advertised as always returning the requested
>number of bytes.

True. Arguably, the solution is to fix the documentation.
Why not make /dev/urandom like every other kind of fd in the world,
and make no promises about whether a read() will always return as
many bytes as requested? Is there any reason /dev/urandom fds special?
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