Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#276 closed defect (fixed)

rijndael.c makes gcc 4.4 very sad

Reported by: salcock Owned by: salcock
Priority: minor Milestone: libtrace3
Component: tools Version:
Keywords: Cc:


We do a crapload of nasty-looking casting in rijndael.c between uint8_t * and uint32_t *.

This tends to make new gcc's strict-aliasing warning go nuts, but actually fixing this is going to be more than a little tricky. Not just in terms of replacing the casts, but doing so in a way that won't actually break the code.

For example, it's not enough to do most of the casts once at the start of the function, because the pointer that they were cast from often gets incremented during the function. As a result, you need to redo the cast.

For now, I've disabled that warning for the traceanon tool. This is far from ideal, but hopefully this is just a case of gcc being whiny. At some point, though, the casting should be fixed and the warning re-instated.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

Try keeping the original in void *'s and only cast as necessary. ((uint8_t*)x)+=4 is the same as ((uint32_t*)x)+=1;

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by salcock

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Finally fixed in r1791. Seems to work well in testing - comparing the output of traceanon using the old rijndael code with the output from using the new code results in no difference.

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