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cmd/compile: bad walkinrange rewrites on constant above 2**63 [1.10 backport] #27247

gopherbot opened this issue Aug 26, 2018 · 3 comments


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commented Aug 26, 2018

@josharian requested issue #27143 to be considered for backport to the next 1.10 minor release.

Certainly seems to qualify for a backport.

Yeah. My hesitation was only that this appears to have existed for many releases, and the symptom is a spurious compiler error (not bad code generation). Nevertheless, I agree.

@gopherbot please open backport tracking issues.


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commented Aug 27, 2018

@ALTree do you want to do the backport CL honors for this and #27246, since you wrote the fix? See Thanks!


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commented Aug 27, 2018

Change mentions this issue: [release-branch.go1.10] cmd/compile: prevent overflow in walkinrange


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commented Nov 1, 2018

Closed by merging 30ccc62 to release-branch.go1.10.

gopherbot pushed a commit that referenced this issue Nov 1, 2018

[release-branch.go1.10] cmd/compile: prevent overflow in walkinrange
In the compiler frontend, walkinrange indiscriminately calls Int64()
on const CTINT nodes, even though Int64's return value is undefined
for anything over 2⁶³ (in practise, it'll return a negative number).

This causes the introduction of bad constants during rewrites of
unsigned expressions, which make the compiler reject valid Go

This change introduces a preliminary check that Int64() is safe to
call on the consts on hand. If it isn't, walkinrange exits without
doing any rewrite.

Fixes #27247

Change-Id: I2017073cae65468a521ff3262d4ea8ab0d7098d9
Run-TryBot: Josh Bleecher Snyder <>
TryBot-Result: Gobot Gobot <>
Reviewed-by: Josh Bleecher Snyder <>
(cherry picked from commit 42cc4ca)
Run-TryBot: Dmitri Shuralyov <>
Reviewed-by: Dmitri Shuralyov <>

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