[tor-commits] [tor/master] compat_compiler: add a macro to prevent coverity deadcode warnings.

nickm at torproject.org nickm at torproject.org
Thu Jan 16 15:24:45 UTC 2020

commit 5e27caa60c4ccf257c0dca64883cdf672d8d8ce4
Author: Nick Mathewson <nickm at torproject.org>
Date:   Wed Jan 15 10:21:18 2020 -0500

    compat_compiler: add a macro to prevent coverity deadcode warnings.
    The POSSIBLE(e) macro evaluates to the value of (e), but does so in
    a way that a static analyzer will not conclude that (e) is
    impossible.  We can use this when we expect our regular compilers to
    eliminate deadcode, but we don't want coverity to complain about it.
    Part of a fix for 32960.
 src/lib/cc/compat_compiler.h | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)

diff --git a/src/lib/cc/compat_compiler.h b/src/lib/cc/compat_compiler.h
index 47782fda0..907622f94 100644
--- a/src/lib/cc/compat_compiler.h
+++ b/src/lib/cc/compat_compiler.h
@@ -227,4 +227,17 @@
 #define EAT_SEMICOLON                                   \
   struct dummy_semicolon_eater__
+ * Tell our static analysis tool to believe that (clang's scan-build or
+ * coverity scan) that an expression might be true.  We use this to suppress
+ * dead-code warnings.
+ **/
+#if defined(__COVERITY__) || defined(__clang_analyzer__)
+/* By calling getenv, we force the analyzer not to conclude that 'expr' is
+ * false. */
+#define POSSIBLE(expr) ((expr) || getenv("STATIC_ANALYZER_DEADCODE_DUMMY_"))
+#define POSSIBLE(expr) (expr)
 #endif /* !defined(TOR_COMPAT_COMPILER_H) */

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