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bug#25024: Bug in Sort

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#25024: Bug in Sort
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:06:47 +0000
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On 25/11/16 06:18, Marcel Böhme wrote:
> Dear all,
> The following execution is flagged by UBSAN as undefined behaviour:
> $ echo 0 > a; printf "%0.s0" {1..58} >> a
> $ ./sort -R a
> UBSAN says:
> ../lib/md5.c:371:7: runtime error: load of misaligned address 0x7ffdfd45a10d 
> for type 'const uint32_t', which requires 4 byte alignment 
> So, the root cause might actually be in GNULIB. The bug was found with 
> AFLFast, a fork of AFL.

There is some support at least for catering
for architectures where unaligned access is significant.
So for UBSAN we should probably build with
_STRING_ARCH_unaligned defined globally
to avoid warning for the cases we already handle.


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