Remove alignment requirement on CRYPTO_poly1305_finish.

This dates to, which was
done in response to an ARM crash. I assume the ARM crash was due to
poly1305_arm.c casting pointers around, which is technically UB, even on
x86 since C says it is UB to cast pointers if the value would be
unaligned. (Also I believe it's a strict aliasing violation, though the
compilers really ought to give us a sanitizer for it if they're excited
about that optimization.)

Replace with memcpy, which any reasonable compiler would compile the
same on platforms that support unaligned access. ARM does support it
these days, so perhaps the crash came from an older ARM?

Benchmarks showed no difference with this CL.

Change-Id: I022bdb84f95e45c143ad19359f646ee1416d5ae9
Commit-Queue: Adam Langley <>
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
4 files changed
tree: 0191e85c49d2f8e125bcf48c6c800b5da71768b9
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  2. crypto/
  3. decrepit/
  4. fuzz/
  5. include/
  6. ssl/
  7. third_party/
  8. tool/
  9. util/
  10. .clang-format
  11. .gitignore
  15. CMakeLists.txt
  16. codereview.settings
  19. go.mod
  24. sources.cmake


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