Re: [PATCH v3 0/2] hwrng, virtio-rng: init-time fixes

From: Amit Shah
Date: Tue Jul 15 2014 - 00:41:17 EST

On (Mon) 14 Jul 2014 [20:50:06], Herbert Xu wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 03:42:33PM +0530, Amit Shah wrote:
> > v3:
> > - Kees Cook pointed out a weird side-effect: devices which have
> > ->init() registered get their randomness added to the system each
> > time they're switched in, but devices that don't have the init
> > callback don't contribute to system randomness more than once. The
> > weirdness is resolved here by using the randomness each time
> > hwrng_init() is attempted, irrespective of the existence of the
> > device's ->init() callback.
> All applied to crypto. Thanks!

Thanks, Herbert. I didn't mention it, but pls queue it up for 3.16.

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