[New-bugs-announce] [issue10824] urandom should not block
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Tue Jan 4 14:42:44 CET 2011
New submission from Michal Čihař <michal at cihar.com>:
Currently if /dev/urandom does not provide any data, unradom() call is just stuck infinitely waiting for data.
I actually faced this issue when /dev/urandom was empty regular file (due to bug in pbuilder, but I don't think it matters how it did happen) and urandom() call just hang. I think it would be much saner in such case to throw an error and let user know that something it wrong than waiting infinitely.
components: Library (Lib)
title: urandom should not block
versions: Python 2.7
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