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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix typo/thinko in get_random_bytes()
    On 11/16/2011 10:50 AM, Luck, Tony wrote:
    > If there is an architecture-specific random number generator we use
    > it to acquire randomness one "long" at a time. We should put these
    > random words into consecutive words in the result buffer - not just
    > overwrite the first word again and again.
    > Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <>

    Ouch. Good catch. This, I guess, is the downside of doing this only on
    the kernel paths... made this kind of errors harder to catch.

    Acked-by: H. Peter Anvin <>

    Linus, do you want to take this one or should I put it in the urgent
    queue in tip?


    H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
    I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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