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and subject line Re: Bug#868076: libc6: gethostbyname assertion failure on m68k
has caused the Debian Bug report #868076,
regarding libc6: gethostbyname assertion failure on m68k
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Package: libc6
Version: 2.24-12
Tags: upstream patch
Forwarded: https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2017-07/msg00466.html
User: debian-...@lists.debian.org
Usertags: m68k
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-...@lists.debian.org

Hi,
On m68k, gethostbyname can sometimes cause an assertion failure:

> "nss_files/files-hosts.c:218: _nss_files_gethostbyname3_r: Assertion 
> `(bufferend - (char *) 0) % sizeof (char *) == 0' failed."

This can be reproduced with the following simple program (though it may
depend on the exact system or chroot setup):

> #include <stdio.h>
> #include <netdb.h>
>
> int main(int argc, char **argv) {
>     struct hostent *h = gethostbyname("localhost");
>     printf("name: %s\n", h->h_name);
>     return 0;
> }

This is because _nss_files_gethostbyname3_r asserts that bufferend is
sizeof-aligned (4 bytes for a char *), but parse_list only rounds to
__alignof__(char *), which is (unusually) just 2 bytes on m68k. The
above patch forwarded upstream weakens the assertion (and subsequent
rounding on future loop iterations) to only be __alignof__(char *).

Regards,
James

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Version: 2.27-1

On 2017-07-11 21:21, James Clarke wrote:
> Package: libc6
> Version: 2.24-12
> Tags: upstream patch
> Forwarded: https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2017-07/msg00466.html
> User: debian-...@lists.debian.org
> Usertags: m68k
> X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-...@lists.debian.org
> 
> Hi,
> On m68k, gethostbyname can sometimes cause an assertion failure:
> 
> > "nss_files/files-hosts.c:218: _nss_files_gethostbyname3_r: Assertion 
> > `(bufferend - (char *) 0) % sizeof (char *) == 0' failed."
> 

According to upstream this problem has been fixed in version 2.27-1. I
am therefore closing the bug with that version.

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