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Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 03:49:32 +0100
From: magnum <>
Subject: Re: New self-test for maximum length

On 29 Dec, 2012, at 18:09 , Dhiru Kholia <> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 10:23 PM, magnum <> wrote:
>> I just threw this in with devastating results:
>> commit f49d2c56531de71da2a03c0e28c8bc939cce376b
>> Author: magnum <>
>> Date:   Sat Dec 29 17:25:46 2012 +0100
>>    formats.c: Add a self-test that puts maximum length candidates in all
>>    buffer positions and then read them back to verify. This finds incorrect
>>    claims of PLAINTEXT_SIZE as well as most kinds of key buffer over-runs.
>>    It found 15 problematic formats right away.
>> I have no idea why I did not get the idea long ago. Unlike the "valid() killer" test that is only active with -DDEBUG, this one doesn't seem prone to segfault so it's always active. This is the current results on my 64-bit machine:
>> 15 out of 198 tests have FAILED
> Surprisingly most of my formats passed. I got scared when I did a "git
> pull" and saw the commit message.

Unfortunately things get worse if you build with OMP. The test is more effective with more than one keys per crypt(). Not that I have seen any more of your formats yet, it segfaults on IPB so the rest are not tested with a --test=0 run.

We may have a lot to do. I'll keep focusing on OpenCL formats for now.


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