Re: Instantiating my own random number generator

From: Horst von Brand
Date: Wed Oct 12 2005 - 07:21:53 EST

Roberto Jung Drebes <drebes@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have a kernel module which asks for random numbers using
> get_random_bytes().
> Is there a way I can set this number generator my own seed value, so
> that I can replay experiments I perform with my module? If I set a
> seed for the whole system, it would affect other kernel tasks
> obtaining random numbers through get_random_bytes(), so I guess that
> is not a good solution.

If it is for experiments, just call MY_get_random_bytes() instead, and
define that one as you see fit. This will only work if it is called
directly, but then again...
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