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From: Markus Elfring <Markus.Elfring@web.de>
To: Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@lip6.fr>
Cc: Coccinelle <cocci@systeme.lip6.fr>
Subject: Re: [Cocci] Software analysis with SmPL around unchecked pointer function calls
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 08:04:37 +0200
Message-ID: <b15a3a8c-f448-0d09-8114-a670b894daaa@web.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1910200741180.3689@hadrien>

>> The uncertainty around the partly (un)documented software behaviour
>> for SmPL when constraints makes it unclear then if the presented
>> source code place should finally be treated as a false positive.

Are you going to do anything more for this concern?


>> Should it have been excluded because pointer expressions should be detectable
>> for the metavariable “y” (a bit later)?
>
> Coccinelle only knows the type of mdev->funcs if it sees the type
> definition of mdev.

This information can be appropriate.

But we can also guess that another pointer operation should usually happen
when another arrow was specified behind such an expression, can't we?


> It doesn't take into account the subsequent usage of mdev->funcs
> to determine that this value is a pointer.

Should this software behaviour be changed anyhow?

Can the data processing become more helpful around the influence
of pointer expressions?

Regards,
Markus
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Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-10 12:56 [Cocci] Software analysis with SmPL around unchecked " Markus Elfring
2019-10-10 13:13 ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-10 13:35   ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-10 13:38     ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-10 14:04       ` Markus Elfring
     [not found]         ` <alpine.DEB.2.21.1910101606420.2305@hadrien>
2019-10-10 14:15           ` Markus Elfring
     [not found]             ` <alpine.DEB.2.21.1910102053440.2500@hadrien>
2019-10-11  5:11               ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-11  6:07                 ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-11  7:03                   ` Markus Elfring
     [not found]                     ` <alpine.DEB.2.21.1910110906390.2662@hadrien>
2019-10-11  7:30                       ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-11  9:23                       ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-10 16:25       ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-18 12:54   ` [Cocci] Software analysis with SmPL around unchecked pointer " Markus Elfring
2019-10-18 13:31     ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-18 13:42       ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-18 13:49         ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-18 14:20           ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-18 14:30             ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-18 14:34               ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-18 14:39                 ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-18 14:46                   ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-18 14:52                     ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-18 14:56                       ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-18 16:00       ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-18 16:06         ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-18 16:32           ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-19 15:33         ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-19 15:41           ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-19 16:04             ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-19 19:40             ` Markus Elfring
2019-10-20  5:42               ` Julia Lawall
2019-10-20  6:04                 ` Markus Elfring [this message]
2019-10-20  9:22                 ` Markus Elfring

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