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Re: /dev/random is hot garbage

On 21.07.2019 16:53, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
> On 21.07.2019 16:41, wrote:
>> hi,
>> since netbsd won't stop using broken setups like xen (which don't
>> provide randomness) to build packages, why don't we give up on
>> /dev/random entirely?
> /dev/random is not defined in POSIX.
> What are the users that really need /dev/random? If there are none we
> could symlink /dev/urandom to /dev/random... and maybe add a legacy
> fallback /dev/${LETTER}random (strong random).

For the reference.

It looks like Darwin symlinks /dev/random and /dev/urandom and uses
(used to use?) yarrow pseudorandom number generator algorithm.

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