Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:51:31 -0500 From: "jfoug" <jfoug@....net> To: <john-dev@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: RE: Building unstable jumbo failed >From: magnum Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 4:16 > >FWIW, if I understand things right, representing a file format or network protocol >bitfield with a C bitfield is not guaranteed to be portable - the internal >representation of the bitfield is undefined. But I can't see anything we can >do about that if it's specified like this. I do not think this is correct. The warning could be output for a couple reasons. 1. there is no way to 'legally' access a bit field as it actual layout. The bitfield I fixed had all 16 bits used, and was 'exactly' a 16 bit integer in width. 2. the bit field was not at a 16 bit offset, due to byte packing of the structure, and location within the structure. Now, I am not sure which issue the compiler was complaining about. The typecast and recast do exactly the same thing as the union. The union simply 'hides' what it is doing. Also, on an align required system, I am not sure how the union will play. It may break the structure, aligning the data. I am already pretty sure that on aligned required systems, that these type packed structures will NOT work, and we will have to build proper aligned stuctures, and then read the data blob as an array of bytes, and write them one element at a time, into a proper aligned structure. The wpa2john does not do that, it simply 'typecasts' the raw structure into the data stream. Jim.
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