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SubjectRe: Random number generator in Linux kernel
Vineet Joglekar wrote:
> Hi all,
> Can someone please tell me where can I find and which
> random/pseudo-random number generator can I use inside the linux
> kernel? (2.4.28)
> I found out 1 function get_random_bytes() in
> linux/drivers/char/random.c but thats not what I want.
> I want a function where I will be supplying a seed to that function
> as an input, and will get a random number back. If same seed is used,
> same number should be generated again.

Without knowing what you're doing I can't say if it justifies having all
that extra code around, but the stuff from the library, like srand48,
will do this. You can add the code to your module.

-bill davidsen (
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me
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