Commit 38a5c302 authored by Simon McVittie's avatar Simon McVittie Committed by Simon McVittie

DBusMessageIter: eliminate padding on 64-bit platforms

Previously, 64-bit (LP64 or LLP64) platforms would have had 32 bits
of padding between pad2 and pad3. We want to guarantee that an ISO C
compiler will copy the entire struct when assigning between structs,
but padding is not guaranteed to be copied, so we want to ensure that
the struct is "packed".

Statically assert that the old ABI is compatible with the new ABI.
Reviewed-by: Thiago Macieira's avatarThiago Macieira <>
[smcv: change >= to == as Thiago requested]
Signed-off-by: default avatarSimon McVittie <>
parent 338cfa15
......@@ -136,6 +136,29 @@ struct DBusMessageRealIter
} u; /**< the type writer or reader that does all the work */
* Layout of a DBusMessageIter on the stack in dbus 1.10.0. This is no
* longer used, but for ABI compatibility we need to assert that the
* new layout is the same size.
typedef struct
void *dummy1;
void *dummy2;
dbus_uint32_t dummy3;
int dummy4;
int dummy5;
int dummy6;
int dummy7;
int dummy8;
int dummy9;
int dummy10;
int dummy11;
int pad1;
int pad2;
void *pad3;
} DBusMessageIter_1_10_0;
static void
get_const_signature (DBusHeader *header,
const DBusString **type_str_p,
......@@ -2029,6 +2052,12 @@ _dbus_message_iter_init_common (DBusMessage *message,
_DBUS_STATIC_ASSERT (sizeof (DBusMessageRealIter) <= sizeof (DBusMessageIter));
_DBUS_ALIGNOF (DBusMessageIter));
/* A failure of these two assertions would indicate that we've broken
* ABI on this platform since 1.10.0. */
_DBUS_STATIC_ASSERT (sizeof (DBusMessageIter_1_10_0) ==
sizeof (DBusMessageIter));
_DBUS_STATIC_ASSERT (_DBUS_ALIGNOF (DBusMessageIter_1_10_0) ==
_DBUS_ALIGNOF (DBusMessageIter));
/* Since the iterator will read or write who-knows-what from the
* message, we need to get in the right byte order
......@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@ struct DBusMessageIter
int dummy10; /**< Don't use this */
int dummy11; /**< Don't use this */
int pad1; /**< Don't use this */
int pad2; /**< Don't use this */
void *pad2; /**< Don't use this */
void *pad3; /**< Don't use this */
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