[openssl-users] 1.1.1 pre1 tests failing on Solaris SPARC

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Wed Feb 21 14:14:48 UTC 2018

> On Feb 21, 2018, at 5:06 AM, Andy Polyakov <appro at openssl.org> wrote:
> I wonder how come the problem with asn1_encode_test.c went unnoticed so
> far. Objects on stack are customarily aligned at pointer size, even if
> their declaration doesn't imply corresponding guarantee. So there are
> two options here: a) it's first time it's tested with SPARC Solaris cc
> (note that it is regularly tested on SPARC Linux, naturally with gcc);
> b) compiler was recently patched/upgraded. Do note that I don't dispute
> suggested fix (or compiler's "right" to misalign buf in this case), only
> wonder how come it worked so far. Implied question would be what are
> other possible implications of b).

The code introduced the misaligned "bug" is master-only, added in Apr/2017,
so quite possibly nobody has ever built in SunOS+SPARC, in which case it
never worked, but simply was never tested until now.


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