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Re: [PATCH v3] getrandom system call wrapper [BZ #17252]

On Sep 08 2016, Florian Weimer <> wrote:

> On 09/08/2016 03:01 PM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> On Sep 08 2016, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
>>> I have retained the __getrandom symbol mangling.  The justification for
>>> that is that getrandom is a fairly common name.  Application code might
>>> use it for something else entirely and interpose their definition, so that
>>> libraries cannot rely on it doing the right thing.  I think the mangling
>>> is justified because it is hard to spot that getrandom is broken due to
>>> interposition.  As <sys/random.h> is a new header, the macro will be
>>> exposed to few applications.
>> It makes it impossible to take the address of the function, though.
> It does.  Do you have a better suggestion to achieve the same effect?

If getrandom is ever standardized be POSIX this will have to be reverted


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