sd_id128_randomize(3) — Linux manual page


SD_ID128_RANDOMIZE(3)      sd_id128_randomize      SD_ID128_RANDOMIZE(3)

NAME         top

       sd_id128_randomize - Generate 128-bit IDs

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <systemd/sd-id128.h>

       int sd_id128_randomize(sd_id128_t *ret);

DESCRIPTION         top

       sd_id128_randomize() generates a new randomized 128-bit ID and
       returns it in ret. Every invocation returns a new randomly
       generated ID. This uses the getrandom(2) kernel random number

       Note that sd_id128_randomize() always returns a UUID Variant 1
       Version 4 compatible ID. It is hence guaranteed that this
       function will never return the ID consisting of all zero or all
       one bits (SD_ID128_NULL, SD_ID128_ALLF).

       For more information about the "sd_id128_t" type, see

       systemd-id128(1)'s new command may be used as a command line
       front-end for sd_id128_randomize().

RETURN VALUE         top

       The call returns 0 on success (in which case ret is filled in),
       or a negative errno-style error code.

NOTES         top

       Functions described here are available as a shared library, which
       can be compiled against and linked to with the
       libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

       The code described here uses getenv(3), which is declared to be
       not multi-thread-safe. This means that the code calling the
       functions described here must not call setenv(3) from a parallel
       thread. It is recommended to only do calls to setenv() from an
       early phase of the program when no other threads have been

HISTORY         top

       sd_id128_randomize() was added in version 187.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), sd-id128(3), machine-id(5), getrandom(2), random(4),

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