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Date:	Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:30:24 -0700
From:	Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:	Stephan Mueller <smueller@...onox.de>, herbert@...dor.apana.org.au,
	Theodore Tso <tytso@....edu>
Cc:	sandyinchina@...il.com, Jason Cooper <jason@...edaemon.net>,
	John Denker <jsd@...n.com>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
	linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/6] crypto: Linux Random Number Generator

On Sun, 2016-04-24 at 12:40 +0200, Stephan Mueller wrote:
> The LRNG with all its properties is documented in [1]. This
> documentation covers the functional discussion as well as testing of all
> aspects of entropy processing. In addition, the documentation explains
> the conducted regression tests to verify that the LRNG is API and ABI
> compatible with the legacy /dev/random implementation.
> 
> [1] http://www.chronox.de/lrng.html

Thanks.

Links get stale.

It may be better to put an ascii version of the pdf
in Documentation/ and the test code in tools/

and some trivial notes:

> diff --git a/crypto/lrng.c b/crypto/lrng.c
[]
> +/* debug macro */
> +#define DRIVER_NAME "lrng"

Using
#define pr_fmt(fmt) KBUILD_MODNAME ": " fmt
before any #include would be a lot more common.

> +#if 0
> +#define dbg(fmt, ...) pr_info(DRIVER_NAME": " fmt, ##__VA_ARGS__)
> +#else
> +#define dbg(fmt, ...)
> +#endif

pr_debug or is there some interaction with
dynamic_debug you want to avoid?

And it's generally better to use something like

#if 0
#define dbg(fmt, ...) pr_info(fmt, ##__VA_ARGS__)
#else
#define dbg(fmt, ...) no_printk(fmt, ##__VA_ARGS__)

so that new dbg statements would not have
format/argument mismatches and argument
evaluation side-effects are still eliminated.

> +static void lrng_pdrbg_init_ops(u32 entropy_bits)
> +{
> +	if (lrng_pdrbg.pdrbg_fully_seeded)
> +		return;
> +
> +	BUILD_BUG_ON(LRNG_IRQ_MIN_NUM % LRNG_POOL_WORD_BITS);
> +	BUILD_BUG_ON((LRNG_MIN_SEED_ENTROPY_BITS * LRNG_IRQ_ENTROPY_BITS /
> +		     LRNG_DRBG_SECURITY_STRENGTH_BITS) > LRNG_IRQ_MIN_NUM);
> +
> +	/* DRBG is seeded with full security strength */
> +	if (entropy_bits >= LRNG_DRBG_SECURITY_STRENGTH_BITS) {
> +		lrng_pdrbg.pdrbg_fully_seeded = true;
> +		lrng_pdrbg.pdrbg_min_seeded = true;
> +		pr_info(DRIVER_NAME": primary DRBG fully seeded\n");

Using pr_fmt eliminates the need for these
DRIVER_NAME ": " prefix inclusions in the format
> +static int __init lrng_init(void)
> +{
[]
> +	pr_info(DRIVER_NAME": deactivating initial RNG - %d bytes delivered",
> +		atomic_read(&lrng_initrng_bytes));

Should use \n to terminate the format.

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