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RE: a small C program to test xdm's /dev/mem reading on your architecture

Filip Van Raemdonck <mechanix@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 05:04:26PM +1000, matthew green wrote:
> > actually, i hadn't, but there wasn't very much there besides the
> > fact that people found it was xdm reading /dev/mem and a small
> > patch for debian to enable /dev/random (i'd suggest /dev/urandom).
> If any of these it should be /dev/random. /dev/urandom would stall most of
> the time on headless systems, which is the only place where I (and very
> likely a lot of other people too) run xdm in the first place.

You're mistaken here: /dev/random blocks, /dev/urandom doesn't.


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