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0000291fileGeneralpublic2021-11-16 19:35
Reporterrootkea Assigned Tochristos  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Summary0000291: scan-build reports multiple logic errors

On latest master, scan-build[0] reports multiple logical errors. Please see the scan-build report here:

Here's the .gitlab-ci.yml which generated this scan-build report:


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2021-10-28 16:37

manager   ~0003664

Fixed all but the vfork() ones. Yes, lseek(2)/close(2) are not strictly legal to call after vfork(2), but if you follow the strict rules, then the number of cases you can use vfork(2) become close to 0.


2021-10-29 05:11

reporter   ~0003667

Can we replace `vfork()` with safer `posix_spawn()` as suggested by scan-build?


2021-11-16 19:35

manager   ~0003677

We can, and perhaps we should. It is a bit of work though... We'd also want to keep the old vfork code (or change it to use fork) for systems that don't have posix_spawn

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-09-24 14:09 rootkea New Issue
2021-10-28 16:24 christos Assigned To => christos
2021-10-28 16:24 christos Status new => assigned
2021-10-28 16:37 christos Status assigned => feedback
2021-10-28 16:37 christos Note Added: 0003664
2021-10-29 05:11 rootkea Note Added: 0003667
2021-10-29 05:11 rootkea Status feedback => assigned
2021-11-16 19:35 christos Note Added: 0003677