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Re: svnserve processes

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-13 00:09:00 CET

Daniel Patterson <danpat@danpat.net> writes:

> On some systems, /dev/random is not just a pseudorandom number
> generator. When you read from it, the kernel gathers data from
> various sources (network io, disk io, etc) to generate the random
> data you read.

[...]

> A more detailed explaination is here, along with a perl implementation
> of what I roughly described above.
>
> http://egd.sourceforge.net/

Also note that on systems that have such, you can configure and build
APR with a flag (--with-devrandom[=DEV]) that tells it to use
/dev/urandom (which *is* a pseudorandom number generator) instead of
/dev/random.

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