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Author dstufft
Recipients Colm Buckley, Lukasa, alex, doko, dstufft, larry, lemburg, martin.panter, matejcik, ned.deily, python-dev, rhettinger, skrah, thomas-petazzoni, vstinner, ztane
Date 2016-06-07.13:21:07
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The patch causes a regression because I'm relying on the 3.5 behavior of getting secure randomness from ``os.urandom`` via the ``getrandom()`` system call (behavior that was documented in the Whats New in 3.5). The 3.5 behavior also makes ``os.urandom`` behave the same on Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc, basically every major OS except for Linux.

And yes, it's not unusual for "bugs" to not be fixed if there is contention about whether or not they are bugs at all and if they should be fixed. The typical resolution path to not change anything unless there's broad agreement, if that can't happen on bugs.p.o then escalate to python-dev, and if it can't happen there then escalate to a PEP for a BDFL pronouncement.
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2016-06-07 13:21:08dstufftsetrecipients: + dstufft, lemburg, rhettinger, doko, vstinner, larry, matejcik, ned.deily, alex, skrah, python-dev, martin.panter, ztane, Lukasa, thomas-petazzoni, Colm Buckley
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