[Python-Dev] BDFL ruling request: should we block forever waiting for high-quality random bits?

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sat Jun 11 16:48:48 EDT 2016

> On Jun 11, 2016, at 4:26 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> Only issue I can think of that we're missing is one to track reverting os.urandom() to 3.4 semantics (any doc updates required for the random module?). Am I missing anything?

It’s already been reverted to 3.4 semantics (well, it will try to use getrandom(GRD_NONBLOCK) but falls back to /dev/urandom if that would have blocked).

Donald Stufft

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