src/winsup/cygwin ChangeLog autoload.cc autolo ...

Corinna Vinschen cygwin-patches@cygwin.com
Thu May 3 04:13:00 GMT 2001


On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 01:06:08PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 02:00:17PM +0400, egor duda wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > Thursday, 03 May, 2001 corinna@sourceware.cygnus.com wrote:
> > 
> > cscc>         * net.cc (wsock_init): Add guard variable handling. Take care
> > cscc>         to call WSAStartup only once. Load WSAStartup without using
> > cscc>         autoload wrapper to eliminate recursion.  Eliminate FIONBIO
> > cscc>         and srandom stuff.
> > 
> > actually, srandom stuff was calles purposively in wsock_init. it's
> > supposed to make secret cookies for AF_UNIX sockets random. i know
> > that calling srandom() isn't the best way to assure this, but it's
> > better than nothing. I'll probably replace newlib's random to calls to
> > windows crypto-api, but until then, i think, srandom should be called
> > during init.
> 
> Calling srandom isn't correct since the random number generator
> has to be initialized with a seed of 1 by default. Calling
> srandom inside of Cygwin destroys that behaviour, unfortunately.

Couldn't you use an instance of fhandler_dev_random?

Corinna

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