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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6577564

Add notes on possible block of SecureRandom.generateSeed()/nextBytes()

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P4
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 7
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: security-libs
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      Description

      Users find it confused that sometimes a call to SecureRandom.generateSeed() may hang the system. Since this method needs to gather entropy from a random source, this is inevitable if the source is a special device (say, /dev/random). We may need to document this behavior.

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              • Assignee:
                wetmore Bradford Wetmore
                Reporter:
                weijun Weijun Wang
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