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Re: Running the test suite faster.

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2007-11-02 15:51:11 CET

On Nov 2, 2007 1:10 AM, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> By that time I had forgotten about the random-vs-urandom thing,
> though, so I just assumed my tests were taking longer because we had
> more tests, or something. Now that I'm specifying /dev/urandom
> explicitly, things are fast for me again.

I'm much much more curious *why* this affects anything. What is the
testsuite/Subversion doing that requires crypto-grade random numbers
at all? Is whatever it is really need crypto-secure random, or is it
safe to make it insecure? FWIW, APR 1.2+ has an internal PRNG as well
- we can explicitly ask for insecure random bytes from it. The only
direct call I can find is part of ra_svn's CRAM implementation - but
that shouldn't manifest itself via the other ra layers...so what's the
culprit here? -- justin

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