Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2015 14:07:25 -0500 From: JimF <jfoug@....net> To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: auditing our use of FMT_* flags On 9/6/2015 2:01 PM, Solar Designer wrote: > On Sun, Sep 06, 2015 at 01:51:44PM -0500, JimF wrote: >> Now, in hind sight, is this flag something required prior to init() > Actually, yes, I think so. > >> I do not think split is available before init() > It is, per the formats interface definition: > > * prepare(), valid(), and split() are the only methods that are allowed to be > * called before a call to init(). > > Alexander Then we should set this flag, even though dyna's linker/init will reset it internally, and the original bug catch was 100% valid. I am just wondering why we could not replicate any form of problem, other than the bug finder telling us of this issue? I know Frank hammered away with 20 or 30 of them last fall (I think last fall). They were all trivial fixes. I just wonder why these formats have not demonstrated negative side effects up to this point.
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