As it is when the pool is zapped with RNDCLEARPOOL writers are
not woken up and therefore the pool may remain in the empty state

This patch wakes them up unless the write threshold is set to zero.

Signed-off-by: Herbert Xu <>

diff --git a/drivers/char/random.c b/drivers/char/random.c
index e027e7f..32b7010 100644
--- a/drivers/char/random.c
+++ b/drivers/char/random.c
@@ -1874,6 +1874,10 @@ static long random_ioctl(struct file *f, unsigned int 
cmd, unsigned long arg)
                        return -EPERM;
                input_pool.entropy_count = 0;
                blocking_pool.entropy_count = 0;
+               if (random_write_wakeup_bits) {
+                       wake_up_interruptible(&random_write_wait);
+                       kill_fasync(&fasync, SIGIO, POLL_OUT);
+               }
                return 0;
                return -EINVAL;
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