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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v1 42/50] drivers/ininiband: Use get_random_u32()
On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:21:45PM -0400, George Spelvin wrote:
> There's no need to get_random_bytes() into a temporary buffer.
>
> This is not a no-brainer change; get_random_u32() has slightly weaker
> security guarantees, but code like this is the classic example of when
> it's appropriate: the random value is stored in the kernel for as long
> as it's valuable.

The mechanical transformation looks OK, but can someone who knows the
RNG confirm this statement?

Many of these places are being used in network related contexts, I
suspect the value here is often less about secrecy, more about
unguessability.

Jason

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