Subject: Re: arc4random(9)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthew Mondor <email@example.com>
Date: 05/26/2002 13:34:04
On Tue, 28 May 2002 15:36:34 -0700
Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 07:20:29AM +0900, email@example.com wrote:
> > or, call this wrapper random() and retire truely-crappy random()
> > in the kernel.
> We could do that, although being able to predict the output of random()
> is necessary in some testing/research scenarios.
I agree, it can be useful to have a simple pseudo-random generator, for
use in situations where we only want shuffled, almost even distribution
among elements of a set, or the like, in a non-sequencial manner, and want
the function to be very fast... Of course this function would have to not
cause confusion with any better random generator intended for secure or