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bug#13768: --without-posix code uses scm_getpid() in libguile-2.0.2

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: bug#13768: --without-posix code uses scm_getpid() in libguile-2.0.2
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:58:27 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

Hi Andy,

Andy Wingo <address@hidden> writes:
> Our PRNG is not secure.  We should not be making arguments from the
> perspective of security.  (I think including the PID is a good thing,
> but not because of security.)

Indeed, point well taken.

> Why don't we just add the result of getpid() without relying on the
> scm_getpid() binding.  All platforms have it.

Ah, good!  I didn't know that getpid() was available on MinGW.

> Thanks for following up.  TBH though I would prefer that if you already
> know the solution, to go ahead and fix it instead of writing a mail and
> fixing the docs.

Agreed.  I didn't know the solution until just now.  I have done as you
suggested above, and am now closing this bug.


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