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SubjectRe: [PATCH] random: add blocking facility to urandom
On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 02:26:35PM -0400, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> We're looking for a generic solution here that doesn't require
> re-educating every single piece of userspace. And anything done in
> userspace is going to be full of possible holes -- there needs to be
> something in place that actually *enforces* the policy, and
> centralized accounting/tracking, lest you wind up with multiple
> processes racing to grab the entropy.

Yeah, but there are userspace programs that depend on urandom not
blocking... so your proposed change would break them.

- Ted


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