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Subject[PATCH v2 RESEND] dt-bindings: chosen: document kaslr-seed property
Document the /chosen/kaslr-seed property (and its interaction with the
EFI_RNG_PROTOCOL API). Thanks to Ard for clarifications.

Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>
Acked-by: Ard Biesheuvel <>
Acked-by: Mark Rutland <>
Acked-by: Will Deacon <>
- improved the language a bit based on Ard's notes
- added Acks.
- (resent to include lists)
Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 24 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt
index dee3f5d9df26..e3b13ea7d2ae 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/chosen.txt
@@ -5,9 +5,31 @@ The chosen node does not represent a real device, but serves as a place
for passing data between firmware and the operating system, like boot
arguments. Data in the chosen node does not represent the hardware.

+The following properties are recognized:

-stdout-path property
+This property is used when booting with CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_BASE as the
+entropy used to randomize the kernel image base address location. Since
+it is used directly, this value is intended only for KASLR, and should
+not be used for other purposes (as it may leak information about KASLR
+offsets). It is parsed as a u64 value, e.g.
+/ {
+ chosen {
+ kaslr-seed = <0xfeedbeef 0xc0def00d>;
+ };
+Note that if this property is set from UEFI (or a bootloader in EFI
+mode) when EFI_RNG_PROTOCOL is supported, it will be overwritten by
+the Linux EFI stub (which will populate the property itself, using

Device trees may specify the device to be used for boot console output
with a stdout-path property under /chosen, as described in the Devicetree

Kees Cook
Pixel Security

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