crypto_alloc_rng (9) - Linux Man Pages

crypto_alloc_rng: - allocate RNG handle

NAME

crypto_alloc_rng - - allocate RNG handle

SYNOPSIS

struct crypto_rng * crypto_alloc_rng(const char alg_name, u32 type, u32 mask);

ARGUMENTS

alg_name

is the cra_name / name or cra_driver_name / driver name of the message digest cipher

type

specifies the type of the cipher

mask

specifies the mask for the cipher

DESCRIPTION

Allocate a cipher handle for a random number generator. The returned struct crypto_rng is the cipher handle that is required for any subsequent API invocation for that random number generator.

For all random number generators, this call creates a new private copy of the random number generator that does not share a state with other instances. The only exception is the "krng" random number generator which is a kernel crypto API use case for the get_random_bytes function of the /dev/random driver.

RETURN

allocated cipher handle in case of success; IS_ERR is true in case of an error, PTR_ERR returns the error code.

AUTHORS

Stephan Mueller <smueller [at] chronox.de>

Author.

Marek Vasut <marek [at] denx.de>

Author.

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