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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ELF: implement AT_RANDOM for future glibc use
On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 05:52:58PM -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> I think the safe available AT_* values to use are 25, 26.

Out of curiosity, why are there gaps? I figure I can include some
comments in that header to explain the gaps for future AT_* creations.

> I would configure the size in bytes. Ulrich suggested it be 16 bytes on
> both 32-bit and 64-bit machines.

I was trying to make the size compile-time static so I could avoid
kmalloc'ing a buffer for get_random_bytes(). But maybe avoid that isn't
sensible?

As for 16 bytes on both 32bit and 64bit, I was aiming to have 4
pointer-sized random values. 16 works for 32bit, but I was hoping to
have 32 on 64bit. Perhaps I am over-estimating?

-Kees

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Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team


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