Call for testing: OpenSSH 7.6

Zev Weiss zev at
Sat Sep 23 17:37:36 AEST 2017

On Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 07:28:01AM CDT, Darren Tucker wrote:
>On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 02:22:10AM -0500, Zev Weiss wrote:
>>  test_kex:  regress/unittests/kex/test_kex.c:91 test #1 "sshkey_generate"
>>  ASSERT_INT_EQ(sshkey_generate(keytype, bits, &private), 0) failed:
>>  sshkey_generate(keytype, bits, &private) = -56
>That error code is:
>$ grep -- -56 ssherr.h
>#define SSH_ERR_KEY_LENGTH			-56
>Unfortunately there's lots of places in that code that can return that.
>I have seen that on one Cygwin system (OpenSSL 1.0.2k) here so I added
>the below code to try to narrow it down.  On mine it gave:
>test_kex: dsa_generate_private_key bits 2048 expected 1024
>but I don't understand how.
>Don't try to use ssh or sshd with this diff as it'll probably mess
>things up pretty good.

And now I'm not able to reproduce the failure at all, with or without 
that patch.  Not sure what could possibly be different (same git commit, 
same terminal session/environment, same 'make' command), but repeated 
attempts have been fruitless -- now test_kex gets "352 tests ok" every 
time (after printing a bunch of ENOENT warnings on 


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