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SubjectRe: /dev/random probs in 2.4test(12-pre3)

> For a blocking fd, read(2) has always blocked until some data is
> available. There has never been a guarantee, for any driver, that
> a read(2) will return the full amount of bytes requested.

I know. Still leaves lot's of people that assume that reading /dev/random
will return data, or will block.

I've seen lots of programs that will assume that if we request x bytes
from /dev/random it will return x bytes.

> There is no need to document this... man read(2) ;-)
> Jeff


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