Subject: Re: arc4random(9)
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/28/2002 15:29:43
On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 07:13:25AM +0900, wrote:

 > 	arc4random(9) is stirred by rnd(4) number source.  so it is not just
 > 	another pseudorandom number mechanism, it fills the hole between
 > 	/dev/random and truely-crappy random().

One of the points of arc4random() is that it is faster.  rnd_extract_data()
performs a hash function each time it is called.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>