[Python-Dev] writing to /dev/*random [was: BDFL ruling request: should we block ...]

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Sun Jun 12 12:35:38 EDT 2016

> On Jun 11, 2016, at 8:16 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org> wrote:
> This fails for unprivileged users on Mac.  I'm not sure what happens
> on Linux; it appears to succeed, but the result wasn't what I
> expected.

I think that on Linux it will mix in whatever you write into the entropy, but it won’t increase the entropy counter for it.

Donald Stufft

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