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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 5 of 9] xl: Add function to generate random uuid and use it
Gianni Tedesco writes ("Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 5 of 9] xl: Add function to
generate random uuid and use it"):
> Nothing wrong with the patch but draws my attention to the fact that
> this method seems far too likely to collide UUID's, for example in xl
> invocations started during the same second. Why not use system entropy
> pool? eg. scanf contents of /proc/sys/kernel/rand/uuid... I'm aware this
> ought to be portable but PRNG can always be a fallback.
We should probably use /dev/urandom (on Linux, or I think /dev/random
on BSD). If that's not available then we should use rand_r seeded
with time and pid.
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