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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 02:43:09PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> xdm doesn't read the same amount of data when it's reading from a
> (presumably) entropic device node.

I didn't assume that.

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

It's eight size_t's good entropy wasted for no important use still.  In some
environments, good entropy is really hard to get at.


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