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Date:	Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:12:15 -0700
From:	Christoph Hellwig <>
To:	Theodore Ts'o <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] random: introduce getrandom(2) system call

On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 05:18:15AM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> The getrandom(2) system call was requested by the LibreSSL Portable
> developers.  It is analoguous to the getentropy(2) system call in
> OpenBSD.

What's the reason to not implement exactly the same system call OpenBSD
does?  Having slightly different names and semantics for the same
functionality is highly annoying.
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