On 5/26/08, Simon Josefsson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>  For example, reading a lot of data from linux's /dev/urandom will
>  deplete the entropy pool in the kernel, which effectively makes reads
>  from /dev/random stall.  The two devices uses the same entropy pool.

That's a bug in the way the kernel hands out entropy to multiple
concurrent consumers. I don't think it's a semantic issue.

"Please let me know if there's any further trouble I can give you."
    -- Unknown

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