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



On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 10:34:45AM +0200, Thomas Horsten 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.
> 
> No, it's random that stalls if the entropy pool is not full.

I'm going to use /dev/random, for the reasons explained in the thread
which no one read.  :)

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