Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2005 19:23 UTC, submitted by Just_A_User
FreeBSD On Tuesday, code-analysis software maker Coverity announced that its automated bug finding tool had analyzed the community-built operating system FreeBSD and flagged 306 potential software flaws, or about one issue for every 4,000 lines of code. The low number of flaws found by the system underscores that FreeBSD's manual auditing by project members has reduced the vulnerabilities in the operating system, said Seth Hallem, CEO of Coverity.
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Well as the story title says, "...possible bugs...". So I'm not really certain how useful this story is. If we had tools that could prove bugs over and above what we mormally use? Then I would think we would all be using them, and BSD and GPL alike would benefit. So no, "thousand eyes...all bugs shallow" must still remain in the land of "feel-good" slogans.

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