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Bug #16

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rand needs to be seeded when used in the engine

Added by Will Metcalf almost 12 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

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rand needs to be seeded when used here...
Security 'rand' is a poor random number generator flow.c 388
Security 'rand' is a poor random number generator defrag.c 942

normally people just seed with a timestamp but the article below suggests seeding with a hash of the timestamp.

http://www.eternallyconfuzzled.com/arts/jsw_art_rand.aspx


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Actions #1

Updated by Victor Julien almost 12 years ago

  • Estimated time changed from 1.00 h to 2.50 h
Actions #2

Updated by Pablo Rincon almost 12 years ago

Added a function to create preseedings

Actions #3

Updated by Victor Julien almost 12 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee changed from OISF Dev to Pablo Rincon

Patch applied, thanks Pablo.

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