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Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:15:27 +0100
From: Eric Blake <>
Subject: Re: random number generators - rand(), random(), etc

On 11/07/2014 09:49 PM, jb wrote:
> Hi,
> could you please take a look at this ?

Anything in particular we're supposed to look at?  Besides the obvious
fact that anyone using rand() or random() in a security-conscious
program should be shot, and therefore, any possible bug in the
implementation of these notoriously weak functions shouldn't have any
implication on programs that use secure random number sources?

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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