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Feature #9971

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Make getrandom(2) a public interface

Added by Jason King almost 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
lib - userland libraries
Start date:
2018-11-09
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage
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Description

Several other operating systems, including Linux, FreeBSD (12), and Solaris (11.4) all support a getrandom(2) syscall that are all largely compatible with each other. Software is starting to require this interface as a result. We should make our getrandom(2) public as well (via libc of course) so that such software can build on illumos derived distros.

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