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SubjectRe: /dev/random probs in 2.4test(12-pre3)
On Sun, 3 Dec 2000, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:
> > Any programmer who has evolved sufficiently from a scriptie should take
> > necessary precautions to check how much data was transferred. Those who
> > don't..well, there is still tomorrow.
> >
> > There is no reason to add any additional documentation. If we did, we'd be
> > starting the trend of documenting the direction a mouse moves when it's
> > pushed and not to be alarmed if you turn the mouse sideways and the result is
> > 90 degrees off.
>
> random devices are different. If it request 10 bytes on random stuff, I
> want 10 bytes. Anything less is a waste of the read, because I need 10
> bytes.
>
> At least, in my opinion.
>
> Anyone has an insight how other *NIX'es handle this ?

This is standard stuff... You are really pissing into the wind here ;)

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