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Re: [PATCH v3] getrandom system call wrapper [BZ #17252]
On Sep 08 2016, Florian Weimer <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 09/08/2016 03:19 PM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> On Sep 08 2016, Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> On 09/08/2016 03:01 PM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>>>> On Sep 08 2016, Florian Weimer <email@example.com> 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
> So you don't object to this approach?
Not providing a getrandom symbol is a bug.
Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, firstname.lastname@example.org
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