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SubjectRe: /dev/random probs in 2.4test(12-pre3)
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H. Peter Anvin writes:

>> Yeah, people write annoying little wrapper functions that
>> bounce right back into the kernel until the job gets done.
>> This is slow, it adds both source and object bloat, and it
>> is a source of extra bugs. What a lovely API, eh?
>>
>> The fix: write_write_write_damnit() and read_read_read_damnit(),
>> which go until they hit a fatal error or complete the job.
>
> RTFM(fwrite), RTFM(fread).

Those sure look like "annoying little wrapper functions that
bounce right back into the kernel until the job gets done".

They don't even operate directly on file descriptors.
Actually they look like they come from VMS... records???
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