[openssl-users] ECDSA_SIG_new and ECDSA_SIG_free details

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Thu Jan 12 12:19:46 UTC 2017

> My question was meant to ask why the pointers are initialized with
> memset() instead of initializing them by an assignment with NULL or 0.
> Was this a deliberate decision for some reason, or did it just creep in and no
> one cares now to fix it? Would the OpenSSL team accept pull requests that
> fix this?

It was a mix of what was done, and then a conscious decision to do things that way.

As for the PR, well, maybe...  We'd need to know details of which machine "test/sanitytest.c" fails on, and how popular it is to see if it's worthwhile.

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