Simplify fragmented HelloRequest state.

With server-side renegotiation gone, handshake_fragment's only purpose
in life is to handle a fragmented HelloRequest (we probably do need to
support those if some server does 1/n-1 record-splitting on handshake
records). The logic to route the data into
ssl3_read_bytes(SSL3_RT_HANDSHAKE) never happens, and the contents are
always a HelloRequest prefix.

This also trims a tiny bit of per-connection state.

Change-Id: Ia1b0dda5b7e79d817c28da1478640977891ebc97
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
2 files changed
tree: 407e653d74c3ebd7940ed54b84becd20da8ba45e
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  4. CMakeLists.txt
  10. codereview.settings
  11. crypto/
  12. decrepit/
  13. fuzz/
  14. include/
  15. ssl/
  16. tool/
  17. util/


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.

There are other files in this directory which might be helpful:

  • how to port OpenSSL-using code to BoringSSL.
  • how to build BoringSSL
  • rules and guidelines for coding style.
  • include/openssl: public headers with API documentation in comments. Also available online.
  • information about fuzzing BoringSSL.