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2010-06-16Merge branch 'master' into for-nextJiri Kosina
2010-06-16fix typos concerning "initiali[zs]e"Uwe Kleine-König
Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de> Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
2010-05-27lib/random32: export pseudo-random number generator for modulesJoe Eykholt
This patch moves the definition of struct rnd_state and the inline __seed() function to linux/random.h. It renames the static __random32() function to prandom32() and exports it for use in modules. prandom32() is useful as a privately-seeded pseudo random number generator that can give the same result every time it is initialized. For FCoE FC-BB-6 VN2VN mode self-selected unique FC address generation, we need an pseudo-random number generator seeded with the 64-bit world-wide port name. A truly random generator or one seeded with randomness won't do because the same sequence of numbers should be generated each time we boot or the link comes up. A prandom32_seed() inline function is added to the header file. It is inlined not for speed, but so the function won't be expanded in the base kernel, but only in the module that uses it. Signed-off-by: Joe Eykholt <jeykholt@cisco.com> Acked-by: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com> Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-07-30random32: seeding improvementStephen Hemminger
The rationale is: * use u32 consistently * no need to do LCG on values from (better) get_random_bytes * use more data from get_random_bytes for secondary seeding * don't reduce state space on srandom32() * enforce state variable initialization restrictions Note: the second paper has a version of random32() with even longer period and a version of random64() if needed. Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
2008-04-03[NET]: srandom32 fixes for networking v2Andi Kleen
- Let it update the state of all CPUs. The network stack goes into pains to feed the current IP addresses in, but it is not very effective if that is only done for some random CPU instead of all. So change it to feed bits into all CPUs. I decided to do that lockless because well somewhat random results are ok. v2: Drop rename so that this patch doesn't depend on x86 maintainers Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
2006-12-04[PATCH] severing module.h->sched.hAl Viro
Signed-off-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
2006-10-17[PATCH] rename net_random to random32Stephen Hemminger
Make net_random() more widely available by calling it random32 akpm: hopefully this will permit the removal of carta_random32. That needs confirmation from Stephane - this code looks somewhat more computationally expensive, and has a different (ie: callee-stateful) interface. [akpm@osdl.org: lots of build fixes, cleanups] Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net> Cc: Stephane Eranian <eranian@hpl.hp.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>