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# test_zeroize.gdb
# This file is part of Mbed TLS (
# Copyright (c) 2018, Arm Limited, All Rights Reserved
# Purpose
# Run a test using the debugger to check that the mbedtls_platform_zeroize()
# function in platform_util.h is not being optimized out by the compiler. To do
# so, the script loads the test program at programs/test/zeroize.c and sets a
# breakpoint at the last return statement in main(). When the breakpoint is
# hit, the debugger manually checks the contents to be zeroized and checks that
# it is actually cleared.
# The mbedtls_platform_zeroize() test is debugger driven because there does not
# seem to be a mechanism to reliably check whether the zeroize calls are being
# eliminated by compiler optimizations from within the compiled program. The
# problem is that a compiler would typically remove what it considers to be
# "unnecessary" assignments as part of redundant code elimination. To identify
# such code, the compilar will create some form dependency graph between
# reads and writes to variables (among other situations). It will then use this
# data structure to remove redundant code that does not have an impact on the
# program's observable behavior. In the case of mbedtls_platform_zeroize(), an
# intelligent compiler could determine that this function clears a block of
# memory that is not accessed later in the program, so removing the call to
# mbedtls_platform_zeroize() does not have an observable behavior. However,
# inserting a test after a call to mbedtls_platform_zeroize() to check whether
# the block of memory was correctly zeroed would force the compiler to not
# eliminate the mbedtls_platform_zeroize() call. If this does not occur, then
# the compiler potentially has a bug.
# Note: This test requires that the test program is compiled with -g3.
# WARNING: There does not seem to be a mechanism in GDB scripts to set a
# breakpoint at the end of a function (probably because there are a lot of
# complications as function can have multiple exit points, etc). Therefore, it
# was necessary to hard-code the line number of the breakpoint in the zeroize.c
# test app. The assumption is that zeroize.c is a simple test app that does not
# change often (as opposed to the actual library code), so the breakpoint line
# number does not need to be updated often.
set confirm off
file ./programs/test/zeroize
break zeroize.c:100
set args ./programs/test/zeroize.c
set $i = 0
set $len = sizeof(buf)
set $buf = buf
while $i < $len
if $buf[$i++] != 0
echo The buffer at was not zeroized\n
quit 1
echo The buffer was correctly zeroized\n
if $_exitcode != 0
echo The program did not terminate correctly\n
quit 1
quit 0