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From: Mattias Rönnblom <mattias.ronnblom@ericsson.com>
To: Dan Gora <dg@adax.com>, "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Cc: David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	Jerin Jacob <jerinjacobk@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] eal: resolve getentropy at run time for random seed
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 08:28:43 +0000
Message-ID: <5df15087-781e-d27f-b7d8-50b1b8cb0c94@ericsson.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200421195446.1730-3-dg@adax.com>

On 2020-04-21 21:54, Dan Gora wrote:
> The getentropy() function was introduced into glibc v2.25 and so is
> not available on all supported platforms.  Previously, if DPDK was
> compiled (using meson) on a system which has getentropy(), it would
> introduce a dependency on glibc v2.25 which would prevent that binary
> from running on a system with an older glibc.  Similarly if DPDK was
> compiled on a system which did not have getentropy(), getentropy()
> could not be used even if the execution system supported it.
>
> Introduce a new static function, __rte_getentropy() which will try to
> resolve the getentropy() function dynamically using dlopen()/dlsym(),
> returning failure if the getentropy() function cannot be resolved or
> if it fails.


Two other options: providing a DPDK-native syscall wrapper for 
getrandom(), or falling back to reading /dev/urandom. Have you 
considered any of those two options? If so, why do you prefer 
dlopen()/dlsym()?


Failure to run on old libc seems like a non-issue to me.


> This also allows getentropy() to be used as the random seed source
> when the traditional Makefile build for DPDK is used.
>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Gora <dg@adax.com>
> ---
>   lib/librte_eal/common/rte_random.c | 33 ++++++++++++++++++++++++------
>   lib/librte_eal/meson.build         |  3 ---
>   2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/common/rte_random.c b/lib/librte_eal/common/rte_random.c
> index df02f1307..f8203f4c7 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/common/rte_random.c
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/common/rte_random.c
> @@ -7,6 +7,7 @@
>   #endif
>   #include <stdlib.h>
>   #include <unistd.h>
> +#include <dlfcn.h>
>   
>   #include <rte_branch_prediction.h>
>   #include <rte_cycles.h>
> @@ -176,18 +177,38 @@ rte_rand_max(uint64_t upper_bound)
>   	return res;
>   }
>   
> +/* Try to use the getentropy() function from glibc >= 2.25 */
> +static int
> +__rte_getentropy(uint64_t *ge_seed)
> +{
> +	void *handle = NULL;
> +	void **sym;
> +	int (*getentropy_p)(void *__buffer, size_t __length);
> +	int gc_rc;
> +
> +	handle = dlopen("libc.so.6", RTLD_LAZY);
> +	if (!handle)
!= NULL
> +		return -1;
> +
> +	sym = dlsym(handle, "getentropy");
> +	if (!sym || !*sym)

!= NULL again


dlsym() returns a "void *". The man page says nothing about 
de-referencing it. Is that allowed?


> +		/* Cannot resolve getentropy */
> +		return -1;
Missing a dlclose()
> +
> +	getentropy_p = (int (*)(void *, size_t)) sym;
> +	gc_rc = (*getentropy_p)((void *)ge_seed, sizeof(*ge_seed));
> +	dlclose(handle);
> +	return gc_rc;
> +}
> +
>   static uint64_t
>   __rte_random_initial_seed(void)
>   {
> -#ifdef RTE_LIBEAL_USE_GETENTROPY
> -	int ge_rc;
>   	uint64_t ge_seed;
>   
> -	ge_rc = getentropy(&ge_seed, sizeof(ge_seed));
> -
> -	if (ge_rc == 0)
> +	if (__rte_getentropy(&ge_seed) == 0)
>   		return ge_seed;
> -#endif
> +
>   #if defined(RTE_ARCH_X86)
>   	/* first fallback: rdseed instruction, if available */
>   	if (rte_cpu_get_flag_enabled(RTE_CPUFLAG_RDSEED)) {
> diff --git a/lib/librte_eal/meson.build b/lib/librte_eal/meson.build
> index 0267c3b9d..748359b8c 100644
> --- a/lib/librte_eal/meson.build
> +++ b/lib/librte_eal/meson.build
> @@ -15,9 +15,6 @@ deps += 'kvargs'
>   if dpdk_conf.has('RTE_USE_LIBBSD')
>   	ext_deps += libbsd
>   endif
> -if cc.has_function('getentropy', prefix : '#include <unistd.h>')
> -	cflags += '-DRTE_LIBEAL_USE_GETENTROPY'
> -endif
>   if cc.has_header('getopt.h')
>   	cflags += ['-DHAVE_GETOPT_H', '-DHAVE_GETOPT', '-DHAVE_GETOPT_LONG']
>   endif



  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-04-22  8:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-04-21 19:54 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] eal: choose initial PRNG seed source at runtime Dan Gora
2020-04-21 19:54 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] eal: check for rdseed at run time for random seed Dan Gora
2020-04-22  8:22   ` Mattias Rönnblom
2020-04-21 19:54 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] eal: resolve getentropy " Dan Gora
2020-04-21 21:03   ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-04-21 21:08     ` Dan Gora
2020-04-22  8:28   ` Mattias Rönnblom [this message]
2020-04-22 17:44     ` Dan Gora
2020-04-22 20:14       ` Mattias Rönnblom
2020-04-22 20:35         ` Dan Gora
2020-04-23 10:04           ` Luca Boccassi
2020-04-23 17:38             ` Dan Gora
2020-04-27 12:44               ` Luca Boccassi
2020-04-27 16:57                 ` Dan Gora
2020-04-30  8:41                   ` Luca Boccassi
2020-04-30 20:43                     ` Dan Gora
2020-05-01 10:33                       ` Luca Boccassi
2020-05-01 21:05                         ` Dan Gora
2020-05-04  8:04                           ` Mattias Rönnblom
2020-05-04 14:13                             ` Dan Gora
2020-05-04 14:19                               ` Dan Gora
2020-06-02  5:10                                 ` Dan Gora
2020-06-09 15:37                                   ` Dan Gora
2020-06-10  8:15                                     ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-06-10  8:33                                       ` Luca Boccassi
2020-06-10  8:07                               ` Thomas Monjalon
2020-04-23 12:36           ` Mattias Rönnblom
2020-04-23 17:27             ` Dan Gora
2020-04-21 20:41 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 0/2] eal: choose initial PRNG seed source at runtime Dan Gora
2020-04-21 20:41   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 1/2] eal: check for rdseed at run time for random seed Dan Gora
2020-04-21 20:41   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/2] eal: resolve getentropy " Dan Gora
2020-04-22 18:15 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 0/2] eal: choose initial PRNG seed source at runtime Dan Gora
2020-04-22 18:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 1/2] eal: check for rdseed at run time for random seed Dan Gora
2020-04-22 18:15   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v3 2/2] eal: resolve getentropy " Dan Gora
2020-04-22 23:42 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/2] eal: choose initial PRNG seed source at runtime Dan Gora
2020-04-22 23:42   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 1/2] eal: check for rdseed at run time for random seed Dan Gora
2020-04-22 23:42   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 2/2] eal: emulate glibc getentropy for initial " Dan Gora
2020-04-23  2:39     ` Stephen Hemminger
2020-04-23 17:42       ` Dan Gora
2020-06-29  9:30     ` Mattias Rönnblom
2020-06-29 17:57       ` Dan Gora
2020-06-29 20:57         ` Mattias Rönnblom
2020-06-29  9:32   ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH v4 0/2] eal: choose initial PRNG seed source at runtime Mattias Rönnblom
2020-06-29 18:01     ` Dan Gora
2020-06-29 18:04       ` Dan Gora
2020-06-29 21:05       ` Mattias Rönnblom
2020-06-29 21:14         ` Dan Gora

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