[PATCH] arch/powerpc/crypto/crc-vpmsum_test: Use cheaper random numbers for self-test

George Spelvin lkml at sdf.org
Thu Mar 21 21:42:22 AEDT 2019

This code was filling a 64K buffer from /dev/urandom in order to
compute a CRC over (on average half of) it by two different methods,
comparing the CRCs, and repeating.

This is not a remotely security-critical application, so use the far
faster and cheaper prandom_u32() generator.

And, while we're at it, only fill as much of the buffer as we plan to use.

Signed-off-by: George Spelvin <lkml at sdf.org>
Cc: Daniel Axtens <dja at axtens.net>
Cc: Herbert Xu <herbert at gondor.apana.org.au>
Cc: linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org
Cc: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at kernel.crashing.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus at samba.org>
Cc: Michael Ellerman <mpe at ellerman.id.au>
 arch/powerpc/crypto/crc-vpmsum_test.c | 10 +++-------
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/crypto/crc-vpmsum_test.c b/arch/powerpc/crypto/crc-vpmsum_test.c
index 0153a9c6f4af..98ea4f4d3dde 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/crypto/crc-vpmsum_test.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/crypto/crc-vpmsum_test.c
@@ -78,16 +78,12 @@ static int __init crc_test_init(void)
 		pr_info("crc-vpmsum_test begins, %lu iterations\n", iterations);
 		for (i=0; i<iterations; i++) {
-			size_t len, offset;
+			size_t offset = prandom_u32_max(16);
+			size_t len = prandom_u32_max(MAX_CRC_LENGTH);
-			get_random_bytes(data, MAX_CRC_LENGTH);
-			get_random_bytes(&len, sizeof(len));
-			get_random_bytes(&offset, sizeof(offset));
-			len %= MAX_CRC_LENGTH;
-			offset &= 15;
 			if (len <= offset)
+			prandom_bytes(data, len);
 			len -= offset;
 			crypto_shash_update(crct10dif_shash, data+offset, len);

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