[openssl-dev] [openssl.org #4451] OS X 10.8, x86_64: 01-test_abort.t... sh: line 1: 71522 Abort trap: 6

Richard Levitte via RT rt at openssl.org
Sat Mar 19 10:44:09 UTC 2016

I think that's a discussion that deserves its own new thread on openssl-dev.

A RT ticket is *not* the right place for a philosophical discussion. Closing
this. Please don't respond on this message, create a new thread instead.

Vid Sat, 19 Mar 2016 kl. 01.49.13, skrev noloader at gmail.com:
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM, Richard Levitte via RT
> <rt at openssl.org> wrote:
> > In this case, though, it's an application that explicitely calls an
> > aborting function. No subterfuge at all there, so if you wanted to
> > complain, this is a particularly bad example.
> >
> > We do use OPENSSL_assert() in some places, to check *internal* state.
> > When internal state is incorrect, it's not something that should keep
> > running. The aim is, of course, that such errors will be caught by
> > our tests.
> When the library aborts, what keeps sensitive information from being
> written to disk and then sent to Apple, Microsoft, <favorite distro>
> in a crash report?
> Jeff

Richard Levitte
levitte at openssl.org

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