[Bro] Assertion 'field' failed.

Vlad Grigorescu vlad at grigorescu.org
Mon May 18 07:56:39 PDT 2015

Yeah, that &length looks suspicious to me. &length=sizeof(this) is
essentially saying "set the length of the record to the size of the

I'd try it without the length specified at all, like you said.

You might want to review this section of the documentation:


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Abdelkarim benkhadra <a.benkhadra at hotmail.com> writes:

> i think i found the responsible,
> i have a record :
> type myrec = record {
>        //some fields.
>        last_field: bytestring &restofdata;
> } &length = sizeof(this);
> with this length specification i get the RecordField* error and when trying &length=20+sizeof(last_field) i get "cannot determine initial buffer length for type myrec" and without &length it passes. 
> so far im not going to specify the &length value and let you know if something comes up.
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