test_vectors fail for af-alg crypters on ubuntu utopic ppc64el
test_vectors is failing on Ubuntu utopic on ppc64el:
Running suite 'vectors': Running case 'failures': - Failure in 'test_vectors': failed > 0: 25 test vectors failed (suites/test_vectors.c:30, i = 0) Passed 0/1 'vectors' test cases
#4 Updated by Tobias Brunner over 6 years ago
- Subject changed from test_vectors failing on ubuntu utopic ppc64el to test_vectors fail for af-alg crypters on ubuntu utopic ppc64el
Correct, so earlier releases were prone to the same issue, the unit tests just didn't reveal it (636076d45d was released with 5.1.3).
I guess we'd have to have a closer look at AF_ALG on ppc64el, to see what triggers errors like these:
writing to AF_ALG crypter failed: Cannot allocate memory disabled AES_CBC[af-alg]: aes_cbc1 test vector failed
But that might be difficult due to the lack of a suitable test system (doing this in QEMU is a pain). So the only fix, for now, is disabling the af-alg plugin on this platform.