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Bug#404739: Processed: reassign 404739 to gss

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Bug#404739: Processed: reassign 404739 to gss
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 12:30:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/22.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Steve Langasek <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 09:47:53AM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:
>> >> Has this problem been seen on any archs other than amd64, where it
>> >> fails the testsuite and therefore generates no binaries?
>> > No.
>> I just realized that I were wrong here, and that this may affect the
>> choice of severity level.
>> The problem applies to all architectures where sizeof(int) <
>> sizeof(size_t), which includes ia64 and maybe other 64-bit platforms.
> Ah, yes; assuming this code is liable to break under other circumstances at
> runtime then,

The buggy function is part of the external API, so yes, there are no
guarantees for what it will be used for, and I think it will break for
most typical uses, unless the compiler leaves extra room on the stack
(which it seems to have happened to do for the 64-bit and non-amd64
platforms, otherwise the self test would have crashed on those
platforms as well).

> it may well be a release critical bug.

I'll let Russ decide.  A fixed package should be ready to upload


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