Forcing BIND_NOW for a symbol

Carlos O'Donell
Mon Nov 2 16:17:00 GMT 2015

On 11/02/2015 11:14 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>> I think it's needed for a high-quality implementation of getrandom with
>>> an emulation that cannot fail.
>> Exactly what failure modes are you considering?
> First call to getrandom after chroot, or in a rarely-executed error
> handler.  (The latter is not as obscure at it sounds, sometimes
> randomness is recommended as a way to obfuscate the case of a
> cryptography-related failure.)

I still don't understand the use case.

Could you please expand on this a bit?


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