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// Copyright 2014 The Go Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style
// license that can be found in the LICENSE file.
package rand
import (
func init() {
altGetRandom = getRandomLinux
// If the kernel is too old (before 3.17) to support the getrandom syscall(),
// unix.GetRandom will immediately return ENOSYS and we will then fall back to
// reading from /dev/urandom in rand_unix.go. unix.GetRandom caches the ENOSYS
// result so we only suffer the syscall overhead once in this case.
// If the kernel supports the getrandom() syscall, unix.GetRandom will block
// until the kernel has sufficient randomness (as we don't use GRND_NONBLOCK).
// In this case, unix.GetRandom will not return an error.
func getRandomLinux(p []byte) (ok bool) {
n, err := unix.GetRandom(p, 0)
return n == len(p) && err == nil