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

> "totally block"?
>
> 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.

Hmm.. Some came to mind :

Making /dev/random block if the amount requirements aren't met makes sense
to me. If I request x bytes of random stuff, and get less, I probably
reread /dev/random. If it's entropy pool is exhausted it makes sense to be
to block.

Just some mind spin.

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




Igmar

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