[Vm-dev] Next Release Candidate?

Marcel Taeumel marcel.taeumel at hpi.de
Fri Dec 10 14:06:41 UTC 2021

Hmm... Clang seems to be part of the problem. A gcc build on Ubuntu 18.04 did not crash.

squeak.cog.spur_win64x64 (Windows 10 21H2)
Clang 13.0.0 - CRASH
Clang 8.0.1 - CRASH

squeak.cog.spur_linux64x64 (Ubuntu 18.04)
gcc 7.5.0 - OK (with some failing tests)
Clang 9.0.0 - CRASH
Am 10.12.2021 14:40:26 schrieb Marcel Taeumel <marcel.taeumel at hpi.de>:
Hi Levente --

Windows VM crashes, too. But at a different test: #testHMACSH512Spec.

And the filename for the crash-dmp is broken.


Am 10.12.2021 13:43:45 schrieb Levente Uzonyi <leves at caesar.elte.hu>:

Hi Marcel,

The SHA2 plugin (primitiveSHA256ProcessBufferUpdatingHash) still
crashes with that VM on 64-bit linux.
The plugin code works with earlier versions, so it's either a VM
change of the past 6-9 months, a code generator bug or a compiler bug IMO.

To reproduce the crash, evaluate the following:

Installer ss
project: 'Registers';
install: 'Registers-Core'.
Installer ss
project: 'Cryptography';
addPackage: 'CryptographyHashing';
addPackage: 'CryptographyHashingTests';
(Smalltalk classNamed: #SHA256WithSHA2PluginTest) run: #testInputs

Interestingly another test (SHA512WithSHA2PluginTest) using a very
similar primitive but with DoubleWords works fine. So perhaps it's an
alignment issue.

Assert and debug VMs do not have that issue, so it's not that easy to
debug it. What I found was that buffer's value at
was not the expected pointer, so the subsequent copying into it resulted
in segmentation fault.


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