|author||David Benjamin <email@example.com>||Sat Feb 09 22:14:30 2019 +0000|
|committer||Adam Langley <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Thu Feb 14 17:39:36 2019 +0000|
Remove STRICT_ALIGNMENT code from modes. STRICT_ALIGNMENT is a remnant of OpenSSL code would cast pointers to size_t* and load more than one byte at a time. Not all architectures support unaligned access, so it did an alignment check and only enterred this path if aligned or the underlying architecture didn't care. This is UB. Unaligned casts in C are undefined on all architectures, so we switch these to memcpy some time ago. Compilers can optimize memcpy to the unaligned accesses we wanted. That left our modes logic as: - If STRICT_ALIGNMENT is 1 and things are unaligned, work byte-by-byte. - Otherwise, use the memcpy-based word-by-word code, which now works independent of STRICT_ALIGNMENT. Remove the first check to simplify things. On x86, x86_64, and aarch64, STRICT_ALIGNMENT is zero and this is a no-op. ARM is more complex. Per , ARMv7 and up support unaligned access. ARMv5 do not. ARMv6 does, but can run in a mode where it looks more like ARMv5. For ARMv7 and up, STRICT_ALIGNMENT should have been zero, but was one. Thus this change should be an improvement for ARMv7 (right now unaligned inputs lose bsaes-armv7). The Android NDK does not even support the pre-ARMv7 ABI anymore. Nonetheless, Cronet still supports ARMv6 as a library. It builds with -march=armv6 which GCC interprets as supporting unaligned access, so it too did not want this code. For completeness, should anyone still care about ARMv5 or be building with an overly permissive -march flag, GCC does appear unable to inline the memcpy calls. However, GCC also does not interpret (uintptr_t)ptr % sizeof(size_t) as an alignment assertion, so such consumers have already been paying for the memcpy here and throughout the library. In general, C's arcane pointer rules mean we must resort to memcpy often, so, realistically, we must require that the compiler optimize memcpy well.  https://medium.com/@iLevex/the-curious-case-of-unaligned-access-on-arm-5dd0ebe24965  https://developer.android.com/ndk/guides/abis#armeabi Change-Id: I3c7dea562adaeb663032e395499e69530dd8e145 Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/c/34873 Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <email@example.com>
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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