Re: [PATCH] mips: allow firmware to pass RNG seed to kernel

From: Thomas Bogendoerfer
Date: Sat Oct 01 2022 - 12:36:20 EST

On Fri, Sep 30, 2022 at 04:01:38PM +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Nearly all other firmware environments have some way of passing a RNG
> seed to initialize the RNG: DTB's rng-seed, EFI's RNG protocol, m68k's
> bootinfo block, x86's setup_data, and so forth. This adds something
> similar for MIPS, which will allow various firmware environments,
> bootloaders, and hypervisors to pass an RNG seed to initialize the
> kernel's RNG.
> Signed-off-by: Jason A. Donenfeld <Jason@xxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> arch/mips/kernel/setup.c | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+)

applied to mips-next.


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