[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

bug#9734: [solaris] `dd if=/dev/urandom of=file bs=1024k count=1' gets a

From: Clark J. Wang
Subject: bug#9734: [solaris] `dd if=/dev/urandom of=file bs=1024k count=1' gets a file of 133120 bytes
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:22:12 +0800

I'm not sure if it's a bug but it's not reasonable to me. On Solaris 11
(SunOS 5.11 snv_174, i86pc):

$ uname -a
SunOS sollab-242.cn.oracle.com 5.11 snv_174 i86pc i386 i86pc
$ pkg list gnu-coreutils
NAME (PUBLISHER)                                  VERSION
file/gnu-coreutils                                8.5-
$ /usr/gnu/bin/dd if=/dev/urandom of=file bs=1024k count=1
0+1 records in
0+1 records out
133120 bytes (133 kB) copied, 0.00290536 s, 45.8 MB/s
$ ls -l file
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 133120 2011-10-12 16:12 file

I'm new to Solaris but I've never seen this problem whe I use Linux so it
really suprises me.

I found this in the man page of /dev/urandom on Solaris: "The limitation per
read for /dev/random is 1040 bytes. The limit for /dev/urandom is (128 *
1040 = 133120)." That seems to be the reason but I think dd should handle
that and check the return value of the read() system call and make sure
1024k bytes have really been read from /dev/urandom.

Any idea?



reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]