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    SubjectRe: user-mode port 0.56-2.4.18-15
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    pavel@suse.cz said:
    > Okay, make it /dev/urandom ;-).

    Doesn't /dev/urandom have exactly the same DOS properties as /dev/random?
    I.e. it reads real random numbers until the entropy pool is empty, then
    starts returning pseudo-random numbers? If so, things on the host will
    still hang when they then try to read /dev/random.

    Also, UML processes deserve crytographically secure numbers just as much as
    host proceses do. When something opens /dev/random, /dev/random is exactly
    what it should get.

    Jeff

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