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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RE[3]: FreeBSD beat Linux 2.6.9
by on Wed 20th Jul 2005 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: FreeBSD beat Linux 2.6.9"

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"Coverity found 306 software defects in FreeBSD's 1.2 million lines of code, or an average of 0.25 defects per 1,000 lines of code. In a December 2004 study of the Linux kernel, Coverity found 985 software defects in 5.7 million lines of code, or an average of 0.17 defects per 1,000 lines of code."

"We want to emphasize that the Linux code base is larger and has more driver support than FreeBSD."

http://www.coverity.com/news/nf_news_06_27_05_story_9.html

Enough said.

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RE[4]: FreeBSD beat Linux 2.6.9
by on Wed 20th Jul 2005 03:03 in reply to "RE[3]: FreeBSD beat Linux 2.6.9"
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Yes, but FreeBSD has achieved this with much less resources than Linux (both in terms of money, the number of committers, and corporate support) and FreeBSD 6.0 hasn't even been released yet.

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2005-07-08

Yes, when FreeBSD 6.0 is released, I'm quite positive the number of static analysis complaints will jump significantly higher, unless they request for Coverity to run their codebase pre-release.

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