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Re: python 2.4: os.urandom() hangs if /dev/random, /dev/urandom are not

From: massimo s.
Subject: Re: python 2.4: os.urandom() hangs if /dev/random, /dev/urandom are not reconnected to a translator
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 20:56:03 +0000
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olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net ha scritto:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Jan 27, 2007 at 06:16:22PM +0000, massimo s. wrote:
>> olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net ha scritto:
>>> Does it also hang if you don't have a translator there at all?
>> If I settrans -fg /dev/urandom yes, it hangs.
> settrans -fg only removes the active translator, but the passive one is
> still there, so it will get restarted immediately on next access to the
> file. To really remove it, you need to do "settrans -fgap".

Thanks for the tip (I'm a n00b at Hurd). Anyway I now tested with -fgap,
and yes, os.urandom() hangs.


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