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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:21:38 -0700
From:	Andy Lutomirski <luto@...capital.net>
To:	Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@....eng.br>
Cc:	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>,
	Linux Kernel Developers List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux API <linux-api@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH -v5] random: introduce getrandom(2) system call

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
<hmh@....eng.br> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jul 2014, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
>> ERRORS
>>       EINVAL          An invalid flag was passed to getrandom(2)
>>
>>       EFAULT          buf is outside the accessible address space.
>>
>>       EAGAIN          The requested entropy was not available, and
>>                       getentropy(2) would have blocked if GRND_BLOCK flag
>>                       was set.
>>
>>       EINTR           While blocked waiting for entropy, the call was
>>                       interrupted by a signal handler; see the description
>>                       of how interrupted read(2) calls on "slow" devices
>>                       are handled with and without the SA_RESTART flag
>>                       in the signal(7) man page.
>
> Should we add E<SOMETHING> to be able to deny access to GRND_RANDOM or some
> future extension ?

This might actually be needed sooner rather than later.  There are
programs that use containers and intentionally don't pass /dev/random
through into the container.  I know that Sandstorm does this, and I
wouldn't be surprised if other things (Docker?) do the same thing.

--Andy
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