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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] virtio: rng: ensure reads happen after successful probe
On (Wed) 09 Jul 2014 [12:18:36], Jason Cooper wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 05, 2014 at 11:04:53AM +0530, Amit Shah wrote:
> > The hwrng core asks for random data in the hwrng_register() call itself
> > from commit d9e7972619. This doesn't play well with virtio -- the
> > DRIVER_OK bit is only set by virtio core on a successful probe, and
> > we're not yet out of our probe routine when this call is made. This
> > causes the host to not acknowledge any requests we put in the virtqueue,
> > and the insmod or kernel boot process just waits for data to arrive from
> > the host, which never happens.
> >
> > CC: Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>
> > CC: Jason Cooper <jason@lakedaemon.net>
> > CC: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>
> > CC: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # For v3.15+
> > Signed-off-by: Amit Shah <amit.shah@redhat.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/char/hw_random/core.c | 6 ++++++
> > drivers/char/hw_random/virtio-rng.c | 10 ++++++++++
> > 2 files changed, 16 insertions(+)
>
> Yeah, I don't think there's any viable way to get random data out of
> virtio-rng at probe time... :-(
>
> Reviewed-by: Jason Cooper <jason@lakedaemon.net>

Thanks!

Amit


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