Question about md_open() and random

haypo at haypo at
Fri Jul 7 17:14:01 CEST 2006


I don't understand why a message digest function need to call
"_gcry_fast_random_poll()" !? I noticed a FIXME:

      /* FIXME: should we really do that? - yes [-wk] */

Does it mean that the man "-wk" answered yes? Yes, but why yes? :-)

On my mind, compute a MD5 or SHA1 don't need any random bit.


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