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RANDOM_R(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		   RANDOM_R(3)

       random_r,  srandom_r, initstate_r, setstate_r - reentrant random number

       #include <stdlib.h>

       int random_r(struct random_data *buf, int32_t *result);

       int srandom_r(unsigned int seed, struct random_data *buf);

       int initstate_r(unsigned int seed, char *statebuf,
		       size_t statelen, struct random_data *buf);
       int setstate_r(char *statebuf, struct random_data *buf);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       random_r(), srandom_r(), initstate_r(), setstate_r():

       These  functions	 are  the  reentrant  equivalents  of  the   functions
       described  in  random(3).   They	 are suitable for use in multithreaded
       programs where each thread needs to obtain an independent, reproducible
       sequence of random numbers.

       The random_r() function is like random(3), except that instead of using
       state information maintained in a global variable, it  uses  the	 state
       information  in	the  argument pointed to by buf.  The generated random
       number is returned in the argument result.

       The srandom_r() function is like srandom(3), except that it initializes
       the  seed  for the random number generator whose state is maintained in
       the object pointed to by buf, instead of the seed associated  with  the
       global state variable.

       The initstate_r() function is like initstate(3) except that it initial‐
       izes the state in the object pointed to by buf, rather than  initializ‐
       ing the global state variable.

       The  setstate_r()  function is like setstate(3) except that it modifies
       the state in the object pointer to by buf, rather  than	modifying  the
       global state variable.

       All  of these functions return 0 on success.  On error, -1 is returned,
       with errno set to indicate the cause of the error.

       EINVAL A state array of less  than  8  bytes  was  specified  to	 init‐

       EINVAL The statebuf or buf argument to setstate_r() was NULL.

       EINVAL The buf or result argument to random_r() was NULL.

       These functions are nonstandard glibc extensions.

       drand48(3), rand(3), random(3)

       This  page  is  part of release 3.54 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at

GNU				  2013-04-19			   RANDOM_R(3)

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