Re: [PATCH] Unchecked return value error in fdt_rw.c

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On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 4:27 PM Ryan Long <thisisryanlong@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> I filed an issue on github, but I was told it'd be good to send this to
> the mailing list as well.
> RTEMS ( is a free single process, multi-threaded real-time operating
> system with a long history. Your dtc toolchain has been incorporated into
> RTEMS. The RTEMS Project is a member of the Coverity Scan program and it
> flagged an issue with /dtc/libfdt/fdt_rw.c. In trying to be good citizens of
> the wider open source community, the project wants these issues to be reported
> to the upstream owner along with a fix or suggestions. This is one of those
> reports.
> When Coverity Scan was ran on some of your code, a "Unchecked return value"
> error was found at line 352 in fdt_rw.c. For similar errors that we received
> for RTEMS, we created a macro that will assert the value returned and "use" the
> return value like so.

Humm, I think Coverity scans run on the Linux kernel too, but I've
never seen any reports on the kernel's copy. Just wondering why...


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