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SubjectRe: Linux messages full of `random: get_random_u32 called from`
Does this help on your system?

- Ted

commit 4e00b339e264802851aff8e73cde7d24b57b18ce
Author: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
Date: Wed Apr 25 01:12:32 2018 -0400

random: rate limit unseeded randomness warnings

On systems without sufficient boot randomness, no point spamming dmesg.

Signed-off-by: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org

diff --git a/drivers/char/random.c b/drivers/char/random.c
index 721dca8db9cf..cd888d4ee605 100644
--- a/drivers/char/random.c
+++ b/drivers/char/random.c
@@ -261,6 +261,7 @@
#include <linux/ptrace.h>
#include <linux/workqueue.h>
#include <linux/irq.h>
+#include <linux/ratelimit.h>
#include <linux/syscalls.h>
#include <linux/completion.h>
#include <linux/uuid.h>
@@ -438,6 +439,16 @@ static void _crng_backtrack_protect(struct crng_state *crng,
static void process_random_ready_list(void);
static void _get_random_bytes(void *buf, int nbytes);

+static struct ratelimit_state unseeded_warning =
+ RATELIMIT_STATE_INIT("warn_unseeded_randomness", HZ, 3);
+static struct ratelimit_state urandom_warning =
+ RATELIMIT_STATE_INIT("warn_urandom_randomness", HZ, 3);
+
+static int ratelimit_disable __read_mostly;
+
+module_param_named(ratelimit_disable, ratelimit_disable, int, 0644);
+MODULE_PARM_DESC(ratelimit_disable, "Disable random ratelimit suppression");
+
/**********************************************************************
*
* OS independent entropy store. Here are the functions which handle
@@ -932,6 +943,18 @@ static void crng_reseed(struct crng_state *crng, struct entropy_store *r)
process_random_ready_list();
wake_up_interruptible(&crng_init_wait);
pr_notice("random: crng init done\n");
+ if (unseeded_warning.missed) {
+ pr_notice("random: %d get_random_xx warning(s) missed "
+ "due to ratelimiting\n",
+ unseeded_warning.missed);
+ unseeded_warning.missed = 0;
+ }
+ if (urandom_warning.missed) {
+ pr_notice("random: %d urandom warning(s) missed "
+ "due to ratelimiting\n",
+ urandom_warning.missed);
+ urandom_warning.missed = 0;
+ }
}
}

@@ -1572,8 +1595,9 @@ static void _warn_unseeded_randomness(const char *func_name, void *caller,
#ifndef CONFIG_WARN_ALL_UNSEEDED_RANDOM
print_once = true;
#endif
- pr_notice("random: %s called from %pS with crng_init=%d\n",
- func_name, caller, crng_init);
+ if (__ratelimit(&unseeded_warning))
+ pr_notice("random: %s called from %pS with crng_init=%d\n",
+ func_name, caller, crng_init);
}

/*
@@ -1767,6 +1791,10 @@ static int rand_initialize(void)
init_std_data(&blocking_pool);
crng_initialize(&primary_crng);
crng_global_init_time = jiffies;
+ if (ratelimit_disable) {
+ urandom_warning.interval = 0;
+ unseeded_warning.interval = 0;
+ }
return 0;
}
early_initcall(rand_initialize);
@@ -1834,9 +1862,10 @@ urandom_read(struct file *file, char __user *buf, size_t nbytes, loff_t *ppos)

if (!crng_ready() && maxwarn > 0) {
maxwarn--;
- printk(KERN_NOTICE "random: %s: uninitialized urandom read "
- "(%zd bytes read)\n",
- current->comm, nbytes);
+ if (__ratelimit(&urandom_warning))
+ printk(KERN_NOTICE "random: %s: uninitialized "
+ "urandom read (%zd bytes read)\n",
+ current->comm, nbytes);
spin_lock_irqsave(&primary_crng.lock, flags);
crng_init_cnt = 0;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&primary_crng.lock, flags);
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