For starters, if you're just trying to silence warnings, then you probably don't understand the bug. Also, if you know you have know idea what effect your change would have on the very facility that the line is intended to affect, then you probably don't understand the bug. The Debian maintainer asked openssl-dev if it was ok to comment out two lines of code, "when debugging applications". The response was "if it helps with debugging, go ahead." There was nothing saying "I'm checking this into Debian". It's enlightening to read the original openssl-dev post: http://marc.info/?l=openssl-dev&m=114651085826293&... "When debbuging applications that make use of openssl using valgrind, it can show alot of warnings about doing a conditional jump based on an unitialised value." ... "But I have no idea what effect this really has on the RNG."
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