From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-13 15:04:45
On Nov 13, 2006, at 5:15 PM, Andy wrote:
> It is still possible for 2 calls to create_v4() to create the same
> if the 2 calls were in different processes and the internal random
> generator was seeded with the same value. I am always looking for
> ways to seed the random number generator.
If you use the clock as seed and I call the function from 128'000
nodes of a BlueGene/L at the same time then I'm sure to get identical
> I plan to add a name-based create function (version 5) in the future.
> This can be used to ensure that two computers (or nodes in a parallel
> computer) will never create the same guid by ensuring that each
> (or node) uses a different 'name space identifier'
I look forward to this