Bug 1347669

Summary: Add /dev/urandom as entropy source for virtio-rng
Product: [oVirt] ovirt-engine Reporter: David Jaša <djasa>
Component: BLL.VirtAssignee: Martin Polednik <mpoledni>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Nisim Simsolo <nsimsolo>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 4.0.0CC: amit, bugs, mattdm, michal.skrivanek, mpoledni, nsimsolo, tjelinek, ykaul
Target Milestone: ovirt-4.1.0-alphaFlags: rule-engine: ovirt-4.1+
rule-engine: planning_ack+
tjelinek: devel_ack+
mavital: testing_ack+
Target Release:   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
/dev/urandom is another linux backend to randomness pool. Unlike /dev/random, it does not block when entropy estimation falls below certain threshold. That doesn't mean data provided by /dev/urandom are cryptographically flawed, rather that they are older than the ones provided by /dev/random. We therefore provide /dev/urandom as RNG for virtual machines for the benefit of lower possibility of being blocked by rate limiting functionality of /dev/random.
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Clone Of:
: 1374227 (view as bug list) Environment:
Last Closed: 2017-02-15 14:48:58 UTC Type: Bug
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oVirt Team: Virt RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
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Bug Depends On: 1074464, 1347642    
Bug Blocks: 1337101, 1374227, 1398560, 1405032    

Description David Jaša 2016-06-17 11:27:00 UTC
Description of problem:
/dev/urandom is perfectly fine source of randomness once seeded (see bug 1074464#c13 for discussion and references) and from 7.3 on, libvirt won't refuse it as a source of randomness (see blocking bugs). oVirt/RHEV should therefore enable it as a backend for virtio-rng from 4.1 on at latest.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to use /dev/urandom as a randomnes source in Edit VM -> Random generator

Actual results:
only /dev/random and /dev/hwrng are available

Expected results:
/dev/urandom is available to choose as well

Additional info:

Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla Rules Engine 2016-06-17 11:27:37 UTC
Target release should be placed once a package build is known to fix a issue. Since this bug is not modified, the target version has been reset. Please use target milestone to plan a fix for a oVirt release.

Comment 3 Nisim Simsolo 2017-02-08 17:04:28 UTC
Verification build: 

Polarion test plan added to external tracker.