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Re: [XEN PATCH v2] libxl/arm: provide guests with random seed

On 03/06/2021 14:08, Julien Grall wrote:

On 27/05/2021 09:52, Sergiy Kibrik wrote:
Pass 128 bytes of random seed via FDT, so that guests' CRNGs are better seeded early at boot. This is larger than ChaCha20 key size of 32, so each byte of CRNG state will be mixed 4 times using this seed. There does not seem to be
advantage in larger seed though.

Depending on its configuration Linux can use the seed as device randomness
or to just quickly initialize CRNG.
In either case this will provide extra randomness to further harden CRNG.

CC: Julien Grall <julien@xxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Sergiy Kibrik <Sergiy_Kibrik@xxxxxxxx>

Reviewed-by: Julien Grall <jgrall@xxxxxxxxxx>

Ian, Wei, can we get an ack for this patch?

This has been sitting on the ML for quite a while. I was going to commit it as this looks uncontroversial but the patch doesn't apply on the lastest Xen (tools/libxl was moved in tools/libs/light).

@Sergiy, would you be able to rebase the patch?


Julien Grall



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