Commit b1132dea authored by Eric Biggers's avatar Eric Biggers Committed by Theodore Ts'o

random: properly align get_random_int_hash

get_random_long() reads from the get_random_int_hash array using an
unsigned long pointer.  For this code to be guaranteed correct on all
architectures, the array must be aligned to an unsigned long boundary.

Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Biggers <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarTheodore Ts'o <>
parent 4b44f2d1
......@@ -1778,13 +1778,15 @@ int random_int_secret_init(void)
return 0;
static DEFINE_PER_CPU(__u32 [MD5_DIGEST_WORDS], get_random_int_hash)
__aligned(sizeof(unsigned long));
* Get a random word for internal kernel use only. Similar to urandom but
* with the goal of minimal entropy pool depletion. As a result, the random
* value is not cryptographically secure but for several uses the cost of
* depleting entropy is too high
static DEFINE_PER_CPU(__u32 [MD5_DIGEST_WORDS], get_random_int_hash);
unsigned int get_random_int(void)
__u32 *hash;
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