Author tarek
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Date 2013-08-16.16:19:12
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> If os.urandom() doesn't fail, something else will fail soon after.

the random pool can be exhausted, but this is not "soon after" I think. In Linux and Mac OS X, ulimit -n defaults to 512 and 256.

It's very easy to reach that limit if you write a web app that uses this API.

> I agree with Antoine. Exhausting the FDs is not the problem,

Do you suggest that we should not use os.urandom on high load ?

Opening an FD on every call sounds under optimal, I am not seeing any drawback not to try to optimize that API.
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