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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 function calls
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 18:25:54 +0200
Message-ID: <cb24a321-e32a-8916-9363-d55539c32c27@web.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.21.1910101537280.2305@hadrien>

>> I would like to detect that a corresponding null pointer check would be missing
>> (before the data can be used for further data processing).
>
> * x = kmemdup(...);
>   ... when != x
> (
>   x->f
> |
>   f(...,<+...x...+>,...)
> )

This analysis approach looks promising in principle. I needed another moment
to become aware that it indicates pointer usage requirements
which can occasionally not be met (like in the mentioned function “imx_pd_bind”).
If the expression “x” would be split into accesses to data structure members,
the data processing can probably result in another desirable information display.

The pointer usages vary in affected function implementations (as usual).

Regards,
Markus
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Thread overview: 33+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-10 12:56 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 [this message]
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
2019-10-20  9:22                 ` Markus Elfring

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