Re: [PATCH] random: Don't overwrite CRNG state in crng_initialize()
From: Stephan Müller
Date: Thu Feb 09 2017 - 04:27:34 EST
Am Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2017, 02:04:32 CET schrieb Alden Tondettar:
> On Thu, Feb 09, 2017 at 07:47:25AM +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 08, 2017 at 08:31:26PM -0700, Alden Tondettar wrote:
> > > In short, the situation is:
> > >
> > > A) No usable hardware RNG or arch_get_random() (or we don't trust it...)
> > Wait, why would you not trust arch_get_random()? Is it broken somehow
> > on some arches? If so, why not fix that as well?
> arch_get_random() makes use of RDRAND and similar CPU features. Some people
> do not wish to trust black-box RNG implementations.
Furthermore, this function is only implemented on x86. On other arches, it is