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    SubjectRe: /dev/random problem on 2.6.12-rc1
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    On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 14:40 +0200, Patrice Martinez wrote:
    > When using a machine with a 2612-rc 1kernel, I encounter problems
    > reading /dev/random:
    > it simply nevers returns anything, and the process is blocked in the
    > read...
    > The easiest way to see it is to type:
    > od < /dev/random
    >
    > Any idea?

    Because, /dev/random use user input, mouse movements and other things to
    generate next random number. Use /dev/urandom if you want version that
    will never block your machine.

    Read "man 4 random" for details.

    Best regards,
    Yura

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