Author larry
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Date 2016-06-09.05:51:03
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AFAICT, the history is, Linux added /dev/urandom, then all the other UNIXes followed suit.  I've read a lot of man pages for /dev/urandom (or equivalent) on a lot of different platforms and most of them say "this was added to Linux, so we added our own version".

/dev/random and getrandom() seem to be playing out the same way.  Linux added getrandom() first, then Solaris added it.  My bet is most of the other UNIXes will add it over the next couple years.
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