Re: [HW_RNG] How to use generic rng in kernel space

From: Michael Buesch
Date: Tue Aug 08 2006 - 13:33:06 EST

On Tuesday 08 August 2006 17:39, moreau francis wrote:
> Michael Buesch wrote:
> > So, if you have a special hwrng on your embedded board and you
> > have some special driver in that board, why not interface
> > directly from the driver to the hwrng-driver?
> This is what I'm currently doing. I was just thinking to use the
> new HW-RNG layer and drop common code...
> > This is all pretty special case.
> > In the hwrng-driver you could still additionally do a
> > hrwng_register() to export the functionality to
> > userspace, though.
> >
> yes I would like to do that but there is a problem: I have no
> access to "rng_mutex" to synchronise hw accesses and I'm
> wondering if there's any issue to use a mutex in driver init
> code.

Use your own mutex or spinlock in the data_read callback
and use that to serialize accesses to the hardware.

Greetings Michael.
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