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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>
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1 parent 496f2f9 commit 6582c665d6b882dad8329e05749fbcf119f1ab88 @mita mita committed with Dec 18, 2012
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  1. +2 −0 include/linux/random.h
  2. +49 −0 lib/random32.c
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2 include/linux/random.h
@@ -26,6 +26,7 @@ unsigned int get_random_int(void);
unsigned long randomize_range(unsigned long start, unsigned long end, unsigned long len);
u32 prandom_u32(void);
+void prandom_bytes(void *buf, int nbytes);
void prandom_seed(u32 seed);
/*
@@ -36,6 +37,7 @@ void prandom_seed(u32 seed);
#define srandom32(seed) prandom_seed(seed)
u32 prandom_u32_state(struct rnd_state *);
+void prandom_bytes_state(struct rnd_state *state, void *buf, int nbytes);
/*
* Handle minimum values for seeds
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49 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

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