Bug 218458 - Incomplete description of CRYPTO_JITTERENTROPY
Summary: Incomplete description of CRYPTO_JITTERENTROPY
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 low
Assignee: Virtual assignee for kernel bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2024-02-04 20:54 UTC by Christoph Biedl
Modified: 2024-02-17 16:58 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Kernel Version: 6.8-rc3
Regression: Yes
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Description Christoph Biedl 2024-02-04 20:54:23 UTC
The desciption of the CRYPTO_JITTERENTROPY kernel option in crypto/Kconfig has an incomplete sentence:

| This RNG does not perform any cryptographic whitening of the generated
| See https://www.chronox.de/jent.html

This was introduced in a9a98d49da52 ("crypto: Kconfig - simplify compression/RNG entries") - please fix when convenient.
Comment 1 Randy Dunlap 2024-02-17 16:58:26 UTC
Corrections patch posted here:

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