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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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