[PATCH 1/6] Documentation: hw_random: Fix device node name /dev/hw_random => /dev/hwrng
kieranbingham at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 07:57:36 PDT 2015
On 11 September 2015 at 21:08, Lee Jones <lee.jones at linaro.org> wrote:
> In April 2099, commit d405640
That's impressive ... :D
> ("Driver Core: misc: add node name support
> for misc devices.") inadvertently changed the device node name from
> /dev/hw_random to /dev/hwrng. Since 6 years has passed since the change
> it seems unpractical to change it back now, as this node name is probably
> considered ABI by now. So instead, we'll just change the documentation
> to match the current situation.
Ugh ... how messy ... but yes - I agree it may be too late to change
back as rngd already defaults to /dev/hwrng
Perhaps you could just use your time machine to continue back in time
to before it was used :-) In fact can I borrow it after you're done
Other than 's/2099/2009/g' - The patch is OK. All entries to
/dev/hw_random in hw_random.txt converted,
but outside of Documentation, drivers/char/hw_random/Kconfig also
references /dev/hw_random ...
Therefore perhaps that could be updated in this patch too?
Now available for:
$GREATCOMPANY add -A linuxdevs/kieranbingham/ && \
$GREATCOMPANY commit -m "HR: Add fantastic new employee"
> NB: It looks like rng-tools have already been updated.
> Signed-off-by: Lee Jones <lee.jones at linaro.org>
> Documentation/hw_random.txt | 8 ++++----
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/Documentation/hw_random.txt b/Documentation/hw_random.txt
> index 026e237..fce1634 100644
> --- a/Documentation/hw_random.txt
> +++ b/Documentation/hw_random.txt
> @@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ Introduction:
> The hw_random framework is software that makes use of a
> special hardware feature on your CPU or motherboard,
> a Random Number Generator (RNG). The software has two parts:
> - a core providing the /dev/hw_random character device and its
> + a core providing the /dev/hwrng character device and its
> sysfs support, plus a hardware-specific driver that plugs
> into that core.
> @@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ Introduction:
> - Those tools use /dev/hw_random to fill the kernel entropy pool,
> + Those tools use /dev/hwrng to fill the kernel entropy pool,
> which is used internally and exported by the /dev/urandom and
> /dev/random special files.
> @@ -32,13 +32,13 @@ Theory of operation:
> The rng-tools package uses such tests in "rngd", and lets you
> run them by hand with a "rngtest" utility.
> - /dev/hw_random is char device major 10, minor 183.
> + /dev/hwrng is char device major 10, minor 183.
> CLASS DEVICE. There is a /sys/class/misc/hw_random node with
> two unique attributes, "rng_available" and "rng_current". The
> "rng_available" attribute lists the hardware-specific drivers
> available, while "rng_current" lists the one which is currently
> - connected to /dev/hw_random. If your system has more than one
> + connected to /dev/hwrng. If your system has more than one
> RNG available, you may change the one used by writing a name from
> the list in "rng_available" into "rng_current".
> To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe devicetree" in
> the body of a message to majordomo at vger.kernel.org
> More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
More information about the linux-arm-kernel