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authorAkinobu Mita <akinobu.mita@gmail.com>2012-12-17 16:04:25 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-12-17 17:15:26 -0800
commit6582c665d6b882dad8329e05749fbcf119f1ab88 (patch)
treec40cbd6ed26fb1fea9d63d9244e6ce377d8196fd /lib
parent496f2f93b1cc286f5a4f4f9acdc1e5314978683f (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-6582c665d6b882dad8329e05749fbcf119f1ab88.tar.gz
prandom: introduce prandom_bytes() and prandom_bytes_state()
Add functions to get the requested number of pseudo-random bytes. The difference from get_random_bytes() is that it generates pseudo-random numbers by prandom_u32(). It doesn't consume the entropy pool, and the sequence is reproducible if the same rnd_state is used. So it is suitable for generating random bytes for testing. Signed-off-by: Akinobu Mita <akinobu.mita@gmail.com> Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> Cc: Artem Bityutskiy <dedekind1@gmail.com> Cc: Adrian Hunter <adrian.hunter@intel.com> Cc: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@infradead.org> Cc: Eilon Greenstein <eilong@broadcom.com> Cc: David Laight <david.laight@aculab.com> Cc: Michel Lespinasse <walken@google.com> Cc: Robert Love <robert.w.love@intel.com> Cc: Valdis Kletnieks <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'lib')
-rw-r--r--lib/random32.c49
1 files changed, 49 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/lib/random32.c b/lib/random32.c
index d1830fade91..52280d5526b 100644
--- a/lib/random32.c
+++ b/lib/random32.c
@@ -77,6 +77,55 @@ u32 prandom_u32(void)
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL(prandom_u32);
+/*
+ * prandom_bytes_state - get the requested number of pseudo-random bytes
+ *
+ * @state: pointer to state structure holding seeded state.
+ * @buf: where to copy the pseudo-random bytes to
+ * @bytes: the requested number of bytes
+ *
+ * This is used for pseudo-randomness with no outside seeding.
+ * For more random results, use prandom_bytes().
+ */
+void prandom_bytes_state(struct rnd_state *state, void *buf, int bytes)
+{
+ unsigned char *p = buf;
+ int i;
+
+ for (i = 0; i < round_down(bytes, sizeof(u32)); i += sizeof(u32)) {
+ u32 random = prandom_u32_state(state);
+ int j;
+
+ for (j = 0; j < sizeof(u32); j++) {
+ p[i + j] = random;
+ random >>= BITS_PER_BYTE;
+ }
+ }
+ if (i < bytes) {
+ u32 random = prandom_u32_state(state);
+
+ for (; i < bytes; i++) {
+ p[i] = random;
+ random >>= BITS_PER_BYTE;
+ }
+ }
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(prandom_bytes_state);
+
+/**
+ * prandom_bytes - get the requested number of pseudo-random bytes
+ * @buf: where to copy the pseudo-random bytes to
+ * @bytes: the requested number of bytes
+ */
+void prandom_bytes(void *buf, int bytes)
+{
+ struct rnd_state *state = &get_cpu_var(net_rand_state);
+
+ prandom_bytes_state(state, buf, bytes);
+ put_cpu_var(state);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(prandom_bytes);
+
/**
* prandom_seed - add entropy to pseudo random number generator
* @seed: seed value