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SubjectRe: /dev/random probs in 2.4test(12-pre3)
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I've seen that happen with kernel version 2.2.16!

> Hi,
>
> It looks like the random driver in 2.4test will return a
> short read, rather than blocking. This is breaking vpnd
> (http://sunsite.dk/vpnd/) which breaks with "failed to
> gather random data" or similar.
>
> Here's a sample strace:
>
> open("/dev/random", O_RDONLY) = 3
> read(3, "q\321Nu\204\251^\234i\254\350\370\363\"\305\366R\2708V"..., 72) = 29
> close(3) = 0
>
> Have the semantics of the device changed, or is vpnd doing
> something wrong?
>
> Matthew.
>
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