[fpc-devel] I get duplicate GUIDs under Linux

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu May 29 14:47:37 CEST 2008

On Thu, 29 May 2008, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> 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?


can you send me your test program, so I can test my fixes ?


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