[llvmlinux] [GSoC] Static analysis

PaX Team pageexec at freemail.hu
Thu May 2 08:49:12 UTC 2013

On 1 May 2013 at 19:47, Behan Webster wrote:

> >>>         I was able to x64 just fine the other day. (I also tried it
> >>>         with allyesconfig but that (obviously) failed).
> >>         We don't support all configurations yet. Getting to the point
> >>         where we are already has taken a lot of work already.
> >>
> >>
> >>     I understand. It was also on of the ideas on the GSoC page to
> >>     have allyesconfig work. I was just curious how long until the
> >>     error (longer than I expected; it was a VLAS).
> >     I would expect allyesconfig would fail very quickly. :)
> >
> >
> > Once I actually went to JOBS=1 that was indeed the case :-D.
> LOL.
> >>>             As far as the scope for implementing checker for the
> >>>             kernel, many of the frequent contributors just have not
> >>>             had the time to try it. From those who have tried it, we
> >>>             know it doesn't just work out of the box.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>         I see. When ever I used the analyzer it was using the
> >>>         scan-build tool. Need to check whether it works with the
> >>>         custom build system
> >>         We don't need to run it on our makefiles. We need it run on
> >>         the kernel makefiles (Kbuild). The analyzer would be driven
> >>         by our build system.
> >>
> >>
> >>     The way I understand the system, it basically replaces env
> >>     variables but allows customization, does error-handling, sets
> >>     defaults, etc. I was just wondering if it would propagate through
> >>     down to where the `make` that actually builds the kernel.
> >     That would be the gig: Figuring this out, then ultimately tuning
> >     it for the kernel if time permitted (adding specific
> >     analysis/checks which are Linux kernel specific).
> >
> >
> > Alright, with some experimentation I figured: it does. Well, to some 
> > extent at least. After disabling the hardcoded CC variable in 
> > make-kernel.sh. I was able to run the analyzer using the scan-build 
> > wrapper (ccc-analyzer).
> Hmm. Maybe it isn't as much work as we thought? :)

sorry to chime in this late, but if you just want to build the kernel
with the analyzer, it's very simple as i described it some time ago

   the easiest way to run the analyzer is to issue
   make CC=.../clang C=2 CHECK="clang --analyze"

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