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Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:54:03 -0500
From: Roger Sibert <>
Subject: is musl run against cppcheck ?

Hello Everyone,

I was just looking at musl to help with static compiled binaries for
systems that use CF cards for the base OS, I always run code against
cppcheck prior to use so that up front I know what may have to explain
to someone.

In running against an older version of cppcheck, my main system is
being rebuilt and the backup hasnt been upgraded yet, I ran across the

[src/network/getaddrinfo.c:115]: (error) Null pointer dereference
[src/network/if_nameindex.c:52]: (error) Memory leak: p
[src/thread/sem_open.c:45]: (error) Possible null pointer dereference:
semtab - otherwise it is redundant to check if seis null at line 45

My coding experience is spotty and I know cppcheck can throw false
positives so instead of guessing I wanted to see if the musl code had
been run through cppcheck.

I ran the below but just filtered out some of the possible/probably
false positives, though the ones referring to ccosh.c might be real.

/musl# script -c "/root/cppcheck --force --enable=all ."


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