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SubjectRe: [PATCH v13 6/7] random: introduce generic vDSO getrandom() implementation
On Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 02:23:39PM -0800, Eric Biggers wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 21, 2022 at 03:23:26PM +0100, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> > diff --git a/drivers/char/random.c b/drivers/char/random.c
> > index 6425f5f838e0..660cd15b6228 100644
> > --- a/drivers/char/random.c
> > +++ b/drivers/char/random.c
> > @@ -60,6 +60,7 @@
> > #include <crypto/blake2s.h>
> > #ifdef CONFIG_VDSO_GETRANDOM
> > #include <vdso/getrandom.h>
> > +#include <vdso/datapage.h>
> > #endif
> > #include <asm/archrandom.h>
> > #include <asm/processor.h>
> > @@ -407,6 +408,9 @@ static void crng_reseed(struct work_struct *work)
> > /*
> > * We copy the new key into the base_crng, overwriting the old one,
> > * and update the generation counter. We avoid hitting ULONG_MAX,
> > * because the per-cpu crngs are initialized to ULONG_MAX, so this
> > * forces new CPUs that come online to always initialize.
> > */
> > spin_lock_irqsave(&base_crng.lock, flags);
> > memcpy(base_crng.key, key, sizeof(base_crng.key));
> > next_gen = base_crng.generation + 1;
> > if (next_gen == ULONG_MAX)
> > ++next_gen;
> > WRITE_ONCE(base_crng.generation, next_gen);
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_VDSO_GETRANDOM
> > + smp_store_release(&_vdso_rng_data.generation, next_gen + 1);
> > +#endif
>
> It's confusing that "uninitialized generation" is ULONG_MAX in the per-cpu
> crngs, but 0 in the vdso_rng_data. That results in a weird off-by one thing,
> where the vdso_rng_data generation number has to be 1 higher.
>
> Would it be possible to use 0 for both?

It might be, but this will involve some changes to how the batching
works too, so I think I'd like to do that separately, if at all.
However, I'll add a comment there noting what's happening so it's a bit
less confusing.

Jason

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