Subject: Re: replace kernel random number function
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/23/2000 07:16:32
On Mon, Oct 23, 2000 at 10:55:30PM +0900, wrote:

 > 	sys/arch/sparc/sparc/clock.c assumes that random(9) returns uniform
 > 	random number (at least the comment says so).
 > 	if we take a safer side, we should not replace random(9), or we should
 > 	repalce random(9) with a random number generator with uniform
 > 	number distribuion.  i still am not really sure if it matters (i
 > 	suspect it does not).

...well, it would be easy to run an experiment...

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>