[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] aout: use vlc_atomic_rc_t

Quentin Chateau quentin.chateau at deepskycorp.com
Fri Feb 21 21:13:07 CET 2020

Would fixing the generic helper by replacing the uint by a uintptr be enough ? That would fix all other parts of VLC using them at the same time.

On Feb 21, 2020, 20:06, at 20:06, "Rémi Denis-Courmont" <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
>Le perjantaina 21. helmikuuta 2020, 19.32.24 EET Quentin Chateau a
>écrit :
>> I fail to see what you mean, can you please give me some more info so
>> can meet your expectations:
>>  1. Are you afraid of the counter overflowing the underlying unsigned
>int ?
>>  2. How is it worse than before ?
>This has already been discussed before. You can overflow uint on a
>platform. There's already been exploits on other programs doing exactly
>You can't overflow uintptr_t since you can't have that many references
>in a 
>single address space (and it would take forever).
>>  3. What's the point of having helper functions for reference
>>     if we should not use them ?
>Don't ask me. They're pointless as far as I can see.
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