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  2. JDK-8246613

Choose the default SecureRandom algo based on registration ordering

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        Before the perf enhancement of JDK-7092821, the ordering of provider registration is maintained in a separate collection and consulted when constructing default SecureRandom objects when algorithm isn't supplied.

        As part of JDK-7092821, this separate collection is cleaned up as the parent stores the same set of values. The ordering isn't documented anywhere and is not considered part of specification. JDK-8228613 is filed and fixed so that same default SecureRandom algorithm is picked when using SUN provider.

        As it turns out, quite some 3rd party providers are affected by this default SecureRandom change as a different default algorithm is chosen when they are the most preferred providers, e.g. JDK-8246383. Thus, the default SecureRandom algo should remain the same.

        However, for long term, it'd be nice to have an official mechanism for providers to indicate which one is the default instead of relying on the ordering which is fragile.

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                valeriep Valerie Peng
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                valeriep Valerie Peng
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