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Subject: Re: [boost] crc // wrong poly for crc_xmodem_type
From: Sergei Nikulov (sergey.nikulov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-16 07:35:58

Hi Pavel,

2017-05-15 19:40 GMT+03:00 Pavel Kretov <firegurafiku_at_[hidden]>:
> Hi Sergei.
>> I've discovered that current typedef crc_xmodem_type uses wrong poly.
> I'm not an expert in CRCs and I have no idea whether Boost's implementation is
> wrong, but it's interesting that:
> bin(0x8408) = reverse(bin(0x1021))
> Maybe this isn't a real problem, but simply someone decided to intentionally
> flip the poly in the CRC implementation, and the computation still leads to
> correct results?
> ——— Pavel K.

I believe this is real problem

CRC16 calculator from here

XMODEM for string "123456789" gives 0x31C3

Test case

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> cut here <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
// This tells Catch to provide a main() - only do this in one cpp file
#include "catch.hpp"

#include <boost/crc.hpp>

TEST_CASE("boost_checksum_crc16", "[checksum]")

    std::string xmt{"123456789"};

    boost::crc_xmodem_type bxmt;
    bxmt.process_bytes(xmt.c_str(), xmt.length());
    unsigned xmv = bxmt.checksum();
    CHECK(xmv == 0x31C3);

    boost::crc_optimal<16, 0x1021, 0, 0, false, false> crc_xmt;
    crc_xmt.process_bytes(xmt.c_str(), xmt.length());
    unsigned xmvr = crc_xmt.checksum();
    CHECK(xmvr == 0x31C3);
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> cut here <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

First one check fails with

../test/test_3.cpp:136: FAILED:
  CHECK( xmv == 0x31C3 )
with expansion:
  3187 (0xc73) == 12739 (0x31c3)

The second one is passed.

Best Regards,
Sergei Nikulov

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