sd_id128_randomize - Generate 128-bit IDs
int sd_id128_randomize(sd_id128_t *ret);
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 generator.
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 sd-id128(3).
systemd-id128(1)'s new command may be used as a command line front-end for sd_id128_randomize().
The call returns 0 on success (in which case ret is filled in), or a negative errno-style error code.
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 started.
sd_id128_randomize() was added in version 187.