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Author neologix
Recipients georg.brandl, neologix, nijel, pitrou
Date 2011-01-04.14:10:23
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From the documentation:
"This function returns random bytes from an OS-specific randomness source."

In your case, this problem shows up because of an OS misconfiguration : in that case, the behaviour is undefined (not much Python can do about it). Note that since /dev/urandom is used, with a properly configured system, this should never block (contrarily to /dev/random which might block until enough entropy has been gathered).
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