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Date:	Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:27:30 +1100
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To:	Stephan Mueller <>
Cc:	Daniel Borkmann <>,
	'Quentin Gouchet' <>,
	'LKML' <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 5/8] crypto: AF_ALG: add user space interface for RNG

On Sun, Dec 07, 2014 at 11:23:48PM +0100, Stephan Mueller wrote:
> Allow user space to seed / reset the RNG via a setsockopt.
> This patch reuses alg_setkey to copy data into the kernel. The
> alg_setkey is now used for two mechanisms: setkey and seeding.
> The function is extended by the providing the function pointer
> to the function handling the copied data.
> As the alg_setkey is now usable for more than just setkey, it is renamed
> to alg_setop.

Just call it setkey, there is no harm in treating the seed as a key
is there?

In fact we should have done this from the very start.
crypto_rng_reset should be renamed crypto_rng_setkey.

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