Eideticom discovers 13-year old bug in zlib
- Written by: Stephen Bates
We take verification of our IP very seriously at Eideticom. While running test-benches against our new compression RTL core for our NoLoad NVMe accelerator we hit a bug. Turns out the bug was actually in the software version of zlib, a software library used for data compression and had lain in the code for 13 years. We reported the bug to Mark Adler and he pushed a fix to GitHub! Nice work Danilo Ramos, MSc, P.Eng and the others on the Eideticom team for tracking this down.
Here is the link to Mark’s zlib update on github: https://github.com/madler/zlib/commit/5c44459c3b28a9bd3283aaceab7c615f8020c531
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