#4597 new enhancement

Cobra Static Analyzer and RTEMS

Reported by: Joel Sherrill Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: Indefinite
Component: tool Version:
Severity: normal Keywords: SoC, ecosystem, tools, small, large
Cc: Blocked By:

Description (last modified by Joel Sherrill)

Cobra https://github.com/nimble-code/Cobra is a static analysis tool with heritage to JPL. Broadly speaking, the goal of this project is to use Cobra to analyze RTEMS source code.

  • Build and install Cobra
  • Configure Cobra to analyze RTEMS source code and get reports
  • Document procedure
  • Evaluate Cobra output and usefulness for RTEMS Project

If Cobra proves useful, then Cobra will need some work to be more integrated into the project. The following are bare minimum:

  • A recipe will need to be added to the RTEMS Source Builder.
  • Scripting to generate reports

To be more effectively used, issues like the following need to be considered:

  • Can files or directories be ignored?
  • Flagging issues to ignore.
  • Can certain issue be turned off?
  • Can RTEMS use a subset of MISRA rules that are supported by Cobra?
  • Comparison of one run to the next. History.
  • Think creatively, can we run Cobra periodically and email everyone who committed if the number of issues go up?
  • etc.

Possible Mentors: Gedare Bloom, Joel Sherrill
Skills: C
Difficulty: Medium

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed on 02/23/22 at 16:25:51 by Joel Sherrill

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comment:2 Changed on 02/25/22 at 21:20:11 by Joel Sherrill

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