Don't set a default armcap state in dynamic armcap modes.

The getauxval (and friends) code would be filling that in anyway. The default
only serves to enable NEON even if the OS is old enough to be missing getauxval
(and everything else).

Notably, this unbreaks the has_buggy_neon code when __ARM_NEON__ is set, as is
the case in Chrome for Android, as of M50.  Before, the default
OPENSSL_armcap_P value was getting in the way.

Arguably, this doesn't make a whole lot of sense. We're saying we'll let the
CPU run compiler-generated NEON code, but not our hand-crafted stuff. But, so
far, we only have evidence of the hand-written NEON tickling the bug and not
the compiler-generated stuff, so avoid the unintentional regression. (Naively,
I would expect the hand-crafted NEON is better at making full use of the
pipeline and is thus more likely to tickle the CPU bug.)

This is not the fix for M50, as in the associated Chromium bug, but it will fix
master and M51. M50 will instead want to revert


Change-Id: I394f97fea2f09891dd8fa30e0ec6fc6b1adfab7a
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
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BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.

Although BoringSSL is an open source project, it is not intended for general use, as OpenSSL is. We don't recommend that third parties depend upon it. Doing so is likely to be frustrating because there are no guarantees of API or ABI stability.

Programs ship their own copies of BoringSSL when they use it and we update everything as needed when deciding to make API changes. This allows us to mostly avoid compromises in the name of compatibility. It works for us, but it may not work for you.

BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.

Currently BoringSSL is the SSL library in Chrome/Chromium, Android (but it's not part of the NDK) and a number of other apps/programs.

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