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Date:	Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:22:25 -0400
From:	Theodore Ts'o <>
To:	Andy Lutomirski <>
Cc:	Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <>,
	Linux Kernel Developers List <>,
	Linux API <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH -v5] random: introduce getrandom(2) system call

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 04:27:36PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> I think that people might do:
> try getrandom(GRND_RANDOM)
> fall back to /dev/random
> fall back to something intensely stupid
> We want them to at least attempt the fallback from GRND_RANDOM to !GRND_RANDOM.

We can't legislate against stupidity.  Seriously, the best way to do
this is to write a good userspace library and encourage application
writers to use it.


						- Ted
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