Question about md_open() and random

Moritz Schulte mo at
Fri Jul 7 18:50:37 CEST 2006

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

This is to make sure that the random pool is filled with entropy on a
pseudo-regular basis.  Note that this function call is a no-op, in case
the random pool has not been used before.


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