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SubjectRe: [PATCH] random.c bugfix
Andreas Dilger <> said:


> (*) I don't know enough about the hash functions to know how to add a
> few odd bytes into the store in a useful and safe way. We don't
> really want to discard them either - think if a user-space random
> daemon on an otherwise entropy-free system only writes one byte at
> a time...

I'm no expert either, but padding with anything (zeroes?) to get the right
length should be safe, no?
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