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Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 10:58:43 -0500
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Subject: Re: randomness
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> > srand (inportb (0x40));
> 
>     What is port 0x40?

0x40 and 0x41 are the microsecond counters used by uclock().

0x40 is the LSB and increments about once per 838ns, starting when the
computer boots.

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