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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 09:10:54PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 26, 2002 at 12:50:22PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > I can't believe he actually intends to keep it like this..
> > 
> > I'm going to #define DEV_RANDOM /dev/random for Linux systems.
> 
> That's bad, because that will drain the entropy a lot,

xdm doesn't read the same amount of data when it's reading from a
(presumably) entropic device node.

It reads eight size_t's.  Surely that is not excessive.

Please read the thread.

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G. Branden Robinson                |          Measure with micrometer,
Debian GNU/Linux                   |          mark with chalk,
branden@debian.org                 |          cut with axe,
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |          hope like hell.

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