[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix the wmavoice-7k fate test (failures on OpenBSD)

Martin Storsjö martin
Mon Aug 9 09:57:09 CEST 2010

On Sun, 8 Aug 2010, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 8:17 PM, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 6:12 AM, Martin Storsj? <martin at martin.st> wrote:
> >> I checked out the wmavoice-7k fate test failures that occurred on OpenBSD,
> >> and actually got crashes in these tests on Mac OS X, too, under some
> >> compilation configurations.
> >>
> >> I tracked down the issue to aw_pulse_set2, where the loop around lines
> >> 1071- may write outside of the use_mask buffer if pulse_off starts out
> >> negative.
> >>
> >> The first patch fixes the issue and makes the test pass on OpenBSD, but
> >> it's a bit ugly. The second patch also fixes the issue, but changes the
> >> output of the test (but it still sounds the same to me). I believe this is
> >> the more correct way to fix the issue, but requires the reference sample
> >> in the testsuite to be updated.
> >
> > I think neither are correct. The pulse exclusion length should not be
> > affected, but the ones with a negative offset should be skipped. Given
> > that, the second patch is definitely wrong, but the first patch is
> > probably not right either.
> >
> > Since checking length and recalculating length, offset (and so on)
> > would affect speed significantly, I feel the better (and safer) thing
> > to do is to pad use_mask with two uint16_ts _before_ the pointer start
> > (similar to how we pad it with two uint16_ts _after_ currently). That
> > way, even if idx is the minimum value (-23), it would still write in
> > valid memory (use_mask[-23 >> 4] = use_mask[-2]). these values should
> > be initialized to zero, similar to the post-use_mask-pad values. At
> > the same time, no length checks are necessary, and thus the code is
> > safe even with negative offset values.
> As in attached. I'll try to test later, if anyone else can test I'd
> appreciate it.

Looks ok, and works for me. In the setup where it crashed on OS X before, 
it now works just fine (and all other wmavoice tests still pass, too). I 
unfortunately already scrapped the OpenBSD VM, but I'm quite certain this 
will fix the issue there, too.

// Martin

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