[Ecls-list] ECL start and random numbers - PATCH

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 2 08:06:37 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 8:28 AM, Philipp Marek <philipp at marek.priv.at> wrote:

> Here it is; using some bytes of /dev/urandom it mixes more entropy into the
> RNG.
> I noticed that fread() with current debian would always buffer 4kB, so I
> had to move to
> open()/read().

Phillip, I still did not get any answer from my previous email: why is it a
problem that ECL reads the amount of bytes that it reads now? And how does
reading less bytes provide the same initial entropy to the RNG?


Instituto de Física Fundamental, CSIC
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