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Author alex
Recipients Colm Buckley, alex, doko, larry, lemburg, martin.panter, matejcik, ned.deily, python-dev, rhettinger, skrah, thomas-petazzoni, vstinner, ztane
Date 2016-06-07.11:27:33
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This doesn't look correct to me. Despite what the Linux maintainers insist, it's a _bug_ that /dev/urandom will return immediately if the system's entropy pool has never been seeded; one of the whole points of the getrandom syscall is that it has the correct behavior (which is the same behavior as BSDs).

IMO the patch landed this morning should be reverted and it should be left as is.
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2016-06-07 11:27:33alexsetrecipients: + alex, lemburg, rhettinger, doko, vstinner, larry, matejcik, ned.deily, skrah, python-dev, martin.panter, ztane, thomas-petazzoni, Colm Buckley
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