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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Low number?
by Ronald Vos on Tue 19th Jul 2005 20:13 UTC
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2005-07-06

I guess it *is* a low number, seeing they have about 100 core developpers or something. Should be cleared in no time.

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RE: Low number?
by on Tue 19th Jul 2005 20:31 in reply to "Low number?"
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I've seen quotes of having a core of about 80 and a total commiter base of about 310.

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RE: Low number?
by butters on Tue 19th Jul 2005 20:53 in reply to "Low number?"
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2005-07-08

The article claims that all of these problems have been fixed. Also, static analysis tools don't report "bugs" or "flaws" so much as they report "complaints." I would hazard a guess that 50% or more of these complaints are not bugs at all.

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