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

Dennis Clarke dclarke at blastwave.org
Wed Feb 21 16:42:53 UTC 2018

On 21/02/18 09:14 AM, Viktor Dukhovni wrote:
>> 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.

Pretty sure I have done builds and tests. In fact I am certain of it.


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