Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#2337 closed defect (fixed)

Check for signed size_t during configure

Reported by: Sebastian Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: 0.2.2.x-final
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
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Our code breaks badly in a few places when size_t is signed. Apparently this can happen with an old gcc, and maybe even with a few other compilers. For now I think we should add a configure check, and only if it turns out that anyone important is actually affected make sure that we can handle it.

Discovered by doorss, analyzed with help from rransom

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Sebastian

Component: - Select a componentTor Client
Milestone: Tor: 0.2.2.x-final

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Sebastian

While we're at it: Platforms with a 128 bits wide long long are an issue too:

#define INT64_MAX 0x7fffffffffffffffll

thanks to doorss again

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by nickm

Status: newneeds_review

sebastian: what the trouble with a 128-bit long long?

re the original bug: how does branch bug2337 in my public repository look?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by Sebastian

I was confused about long long, but we should probably add a cast to size_t to the SIZE_T_CEILING definition, yes?

You branch is on 0.2.1, is that on purpose? Also, it adds a new autoconf warning that we had been trying to get rid of; fix in bug2337 in my branch, feel free to squash that in. Otherwise, the test looks good - I didn't get it to fail tho due to lack of a gcc old enough.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by nickm

Resolution: fixed
Status: needs_reviewclosed

I'm not sure what we get with adding a cast to the SIZE_T_CEILING definition, other than making the value unsigned, which isn't necessary afaict. (Please comment here if I'm missing something.)

Merging your bug2337.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by Sebastian

doorss and rransom felt that we should make sure all comparisons involving SIZE_T_CEILING should be unsigned:

<rransom> Sebastian: I think it's mostly C-phobia, but we do want to make sure that all comparisons involving SIZE_T_CEILING are unsigned comparisons.

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by nickm

oops; hadn't seen the note here. In the future, when adding an action-suggesting note to a closed ticket, please either reopen the ticket, or open a new ticket. Closed tickets shouldn't have actions on them.

(Yes, I know I said "please comment here". Dumb me. :p )

Opening a new ticket as #2475 .

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by nickm

Component: Tor ClientTor
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