Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Wed Oct 27 18:00:56 CDT 2004

Juan Lang <juan_lang at> writes:

> --- Alexandre Julliard <julliard at> wrote:
>> That doesn't mean we want to block, especially for things like
>> CPGenRandom that don't require the highest quality randomness.
> Wait, why don't we require that much randomness?  That doesn't make sense
> to me; we don't know what the expectations of the caller are.

That's why /dev/urandom is a better choice. The randomness is good
enough for the vast majority of uses, and it doesn't block the process
for no good reason. /dev/random should be used only when we
specifically know that anything less than highest randomness is

Alexandre Julliard
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