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libhavege, havege_create, havege_run, havege_rng, havege_destroy, havege_status, havege_status_dump - haveged RNG
#include <haveged/havege.h> H_UINT *buf; H_PARAMS params; h_status status; char status_buf; memset(¶ms, 0, sizof(H_PARAMS)); H_PTR handle = havege_create(&havege_parameters); havege_status(handle, &status); buf = handle->io_buf; havege_run(handle); rc = havege_rng(handle, buf, handle->i_readSz); havege_status_dump(handle, H_SD_TOPIC_BUILD, status_buf, sizeof(status_buf)); havege_destroy(handle);
The libhavege library provides the haveged randomn number generator and it's associated tuning and testing factilities in a development sub package. All haveged conditional build features are preserved and all haveged options not directly related to it's daemon or file system interfaces are available. This means that the same haveged tuning and testing components are present in the library with the equivalent controls provided by the haveged command line.
The libhavege library uses the opaque handle technique to manage it's required resources. Errors are returned in the "error" member of the handle. The havege_destroy() method should be called to dispose of any resources claimed by havege_create(). H_PTR havege_create(H_PARAMS *params); Create an anchor. The caller should check for a non-null return value with a error value of H_NOERR. Any non-null return should be disposed of by a call to havege_destroy() to free any resources. Possible error values: H_NOERR, H_NOTESTSPEC, H_NOBUF, H_NOTESTMEM, H_NOINIT void havege_destroy(H_PTR hptr); This method frees all allocated anchor resources. If the multi-core option is used, this method should be called from a signal handler to prevent zombie processes. If called by the process that called haveged_create(), hptr will be freed when all child processes (if any) have terminated. If called by a child process, H_EXIT will be set and all children awakened to exit. int havege_rng(H_PTR hptr, H_UINT *buf, H_UINT sz); Read random bytes from an active anchor. Note that the read must take place within the allocated buffer, hptr->io_buf, and the range is specified in number of H_UINT to read. If the multi-core option is used, this buffer is memory mapped between collectors. Possible error values: H_NOERR, H_NOTESRUN, H_NOPOST, H_NODONE, H_NORQST, H_NOCOMP, H_EXIT int havege_run(H_PTR hptr); This method starts the anchor RNG. The operation suceeded if the error member of the handle is H_NOERR. A failed handle should be disposed of by a call to havege_destroy(). Possible error values: H_NOERR, H_NOCOLLECT, H_NOWALK, H_NOTESTMEM, H_NOTASK, H_NOTESTTOT, H_NOWAIT, any havege_rng() error. void havege_status(H_PTR hptr, H_STATUS hsts); The method fills in the h_status structure with read-only information collected from the package build, run-time tuning, and test components. int havege_status_dump(H_PTR hptr, H_SD_TOPIC topic, char *buf, size_t len); An alternative to havege_status that formats standard presentations of havege status in the supplied buffer. The standard formats are: H_SD_TOPIC_BUILD ver: %s; arch: %s; vend: %s; opts: (%s); collect: %dK H_SD_TOPIC_TUNE cpu: (%s); data: %dK (%s); inst: %dK (%s); idx: %d/%d; sz: %d/%d H_SD_TOPIC_TEST [tot tests: %s: A:%d/%d B: %d/%d;][continuous tests: %s: A:%d/%d B: %d/%d;][last entropy estimate %g] H_SD_TOPIC_SUM fills: %d, generated: %.4g %c bytes
Gary Wuertz <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Jirka Hladky <hladky jiri AT gmail DOT com>