|author||Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Tue Oct 15 12:31:14 2019 -0700|
|committer||Adam Langley <email@example.com>||Tue Oct 15 13:26:20 2019 -0700|
Fix GRND_NONBLOCK flag when calling getrandom. I screwed up in 56b6c714c9 and got the direction of this condition backwards. This doesn't cause a security problem because: a) wait_for_entropy will ensure that the pool is initialised. b) if GRNG_NONBLOCK is set when not expected, any EAGAIN will cause an abort anyway. However, when coupled with opportunistic entropy collection on platforms with RDRAND, this could cause an unexpected blocking getrandom call. This this change, `strace -e getrandom bssl rand 1` shows two getrandom calls with GRNG_NONBLOCK set, as expected. (The first being the probe to check whether the kernel supports getrandom, and the second being the opportunistic entropy gathering to augment RDRAND.) Change-Id: I98ed1cef90df510f24cf2df1fba9b886fcbf3355
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