[flac-dev] exhaustive-model-search issue results in multi-gigabyte FLAC file

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+la at mega-nerd.com
Sun Jul 21 04:19:46 PDT 2013

Miroslav Lichvar wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 07:45:53PM +1000, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> > The fix was changing one local variable from FLAC_uint32 to FLAC_uint64
> > in function precompute_partition_info_sums_().
> > 
> >     https://git.xiph.org/?p=flac.git;a=commit;h=6f7ec60c7e7f05f5ab0b1cf6b7b0945e44afcd4b
> I don't like this fix. It will probably hurt performance with 16-bit
> data and it won't fix the problem in the assembly code.
> I think the check if 32-bit accumulator is enough should be improved
> instead if possible.


I have committed an improvement on the above fix.


that reverts to the use of a FLAC_uint32 accumulator for files of less
than 24 bits per sample.

I still have no proof that this overflow cannot occur for 16 bit files.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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