The getentropy() function writes length bytes of high-quality random data to the buffer starting at the location pointed to by buffer. The maximum permitted value for the length argument is 256.
A successful call to getentropy() always provides the requested number of bytes of entropy.
The getentropy() function is implemented using getrandom(2).
Whereas the glibc wrapper makes getrandom(2) a cancellation point, getentropy() is not a cancellation point.
getentropy() is also declared in <sys/random.h>. (No feature test macro need be defined to obtain the declaration from that header file.)
A call to getentropy() may block if the system has just booted and the kernel has not yet collected enough randomness to initialize the entropy pool. In this case, getentropy() will keep blocking even if a signal is handled, and will return only once the entropy pool has been initialized.