[fpc-devel] I get duplicate GUIDs under Linux

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Thu May 29 14:22:00 CEST 2008

2008/5/29 Mattias Gärtner <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de>:
> Sorry. Openssl has *nothing* to do with the CreateGUID function.

I thought that much, but then thought it wouldn't hurt installing the
patch anyway.

>> What is really weird is that once I hit the 1021 limit, I can't run
>> that method again. I get a duplicate after 1 add!  It seems to behave
>> exactly like random() without calling randomize().  It seems to
>> remember the last "position" it it's seed or something and tries to
>> continue where it left off. The same pattern, over and over.
> Maybe the 1021 is the limit of /dev/random.

I gather that you can reproduce the issue and also get stuck on 1021?

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