poor default seeding of RNG

Tom Holroyd tomh at po.crl.go.jp
Wed Mar 14 19:29:48 EST 2001

On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Damien Miller wrote:

> However this is not very satisfactory - the current code is unclear and
> only works by circumstance. Can you try the following diff? It
> unfortunately breaks debug output for seed_rng(), but it seeds the rng
> immediately at startup.

Works for me (Linux/Alpha) and looks much cleaner, too.

Dr. Tom Holroyd
"I am, as I said, inspired by the biological phenomena in which
chemical forces are used in repetitious fashion to produce all
kinds of weird effects (one of which is the author)."
	-- Richard Feynman, _There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom_

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