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SubjectRe: /dev/random probs in 2.4test(12-pre3)
On 1 Dec 2000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> > 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?
>
> vpnd is doing something wrong: it's assuming short reads won't happen.
> /dev/random will block if there is NOTHING to be read; however, if
> there are bytes to be read, it will return them even if it is less
> than the user asked for.

Ah, many thanks for the clarification. I'll fix vpnd then.

Matthew.

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