On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Heikki Linnakangas <hlinn...@iki.fi> wrote: > I'm going to try implementing prngd support. It seems easy enough, and prngd > can be run on modern systems too, which is important for testing it.
TBH, if pandemolon is the only system in the BF that doesn't have any other source of entropy, I think that's going 100% in the wrong direction. Even with prngd support, this carries a significant risk of effectively desupporting a large number of obscure UNIX platforms, which I think is a bad decision. It's fine (IMHO) to have optimizations in the code here and there that cater to Windows and Linux because those are the most widely-used platfoms, but we've been pretty diligent about trying to be portable to a wide variety of UNIX-like platforms. I think that's a good decision, and reversing it over the strength of cancel keys seems like letting the tail wag the dog. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers