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On 2015-12-25 17:02, Daurnimator wrote:
>> The second question is: would you approve if FreeBSD package of
>> Lua was to patch 'luai_makeseed' into 'arc4random()'? I'm asking
>> this because I've been using such a patch locally for a while,
>> but FreeBSD Lua maintainers would like your approval before
>> adding it to the ports collection.
>> [1]
> It would seem reasonable to me for the lua 'freebsd' Makefile target
> to pass something like this in SYSCFLAGS:
>     -D'luai_makeseed()=cast(unsigned int, arc4random())'

Yeah, that was my first attempt as well, but it turns out that
'arc4random' is not visible in 'src/lstate.c'; the actual patch I'm
using is this:

--- src/lstate.c.orig	2014-11-02 21:33:33.000000000 +0200
+++ src/lstate.c	2015-04-16 14:22:07.000000000 +0300
@@ -43,8 +43,12 @@
 ** a macro to help the creation of a unique random seed when a state is
 ** created; the seed is used to randomize hashes.
+#define __BSD_VISIBLE		1
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#define luai_makeseed()		cast(unsigned int, arc4random())
 #if !defined(luai_makeseed)
 #include <time.h>
 #define luai_makeseed()		cast(unsigned int, time(NULL))