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Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 23:01:54 -0400
From: Theodore Ts'o <>
To: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
Cc: Linux Crypto Mailing List <>,
	LKML <>,,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	David Miller <>,
	Eric Biggers <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 11/13] net/route: use get_random_int for random counter

On Tue, Jun 06, 2017 at 07:48:02PM +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Using get_random_int here is faster, more fitting of the use case, and
> just as cryptographically secure. It also has the benefit of providing
> better randomness at early boot, which is when many of these structures
> are assigned.
> Also, semantically, it's not really proper to have been assigning an
> atomic_t in this way before, even if in practice it works fine.
> Signed-off-by: Jason A. Donenfeld <>
> Cc: David Miller <>

Applied to the dev branch of the random.git branch, thanks.

	       	   	     	 	    - Ted

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