[openssl-project] FW: [openssl/openssl] VMS: lower the entropy demand for this platform specifically (#5904)

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Sun Apr 8 07:49:58 UTC 2018

On Sun, Apr 08, 2018 at 07:15:32AM +0200, Richard Levitte wrote:
> In message <20180407185034.GA25532 at roeckx.be> on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 20:50:35 +0200, Kurt Roeckx <kurt at roeckx.be> said:
> kurt> > In going from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1, breaking platforms that used to
> kurt> > work is just plain wrong.
> kurt> 
> kurt> So then I suggest we support the syscalls on all platforms that
> kurt> provide it.
> I'm sorry, I'm lost.  "the syscalls"?  You started refering to
> syscalls when discussing getrandom(), so I'm going to assume that it's
> related, but I fail to understand how it's related to platforms that
> break, and most specifically to VMS.  What "syscalls" do you expect?

This is not related to VMS. What I see as most likely to break
going from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1 is reseeding in a chroot. This can be
solved by using a system call instead of /dev/urandom if it's


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