crypto_rng_reset (9) - Linux Man Pages

crypto_rng_reset: re-initialize the RNG

NAME

crypto_rng_reset - re-initialize the RNG

SYNOPSIS

int crypto_rng_reset(struct crypto_rng tfm, const u8 seed, unsigned int slen);

ARGUMENTS

tfm

cipher handle

seed

seed input data

slen

length of the seed input data

DESCRIPTION

The reset function completely re-initializes the random number generator referenced by the cipher handle by clearing the current state. The new state is initialized with the caller provided seed or automatically, depending on the random number generator type (the ANSI X9.31 RNG requires caller-provided seed, the SP800-90A DRBGs perform an automatic seeding). The seed is provided as a parameter to this function call. The provided seed should have the length of the seed size defined for the random number generator as defined by crypto_rng_seedsize.

RETURN

0 if the setting of the key was successful; < 0 if an error occurred

AUTHORS

Stephan Mueller <smueller [at] chronox.de>

Author.

Marek Vasut <marek [at] denx.de>

Author.

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