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Re: Implementing getrandom/getentropy, anybody?

From: Andrew Eggenberger
Subject: Re: Implementing getrandom/getentropy, anybody?
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 22:25:15 -0500

I’d like to do it but I think I would need too much hand holding. If no one else jumps in I can give it a try.

On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 8:02 PM Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> wrote:

We are getting an issue with gnutls, which uses getentropy() to get
random numbers, but glibc doesn't have a hurdish implementation for it.

Would be somebody up for the task which should be quite simple? It is
a matter of writing a getrandom() that opens /dev/random (or urandom
depending on the GRND_RANDOM flag) and read data from it. And then
implement getentropy() as a mere call to getrandom().

(A copyright assignment for glibc will be needed)


Andrew Eggenberger

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