Bug 809974 - Bugs found in pyxattr-0.5.0-4.fc17 using gcc-with-cpychecker static analyzer
Summary: Bugs found in pyxattr-0.5.0-4.fc17 using gcc-with-cpychecker static analyzer
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pyxattr
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marcin Zajaczkowski
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://fedorapeople.org/~dmalcolm/gcc...
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Blocks: cpychecker
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Reported: 2012-04-04 18:58 UTC by Dave Malcolm
Modified: 2012-08-09 22:53 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-09 22:53:25 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Dave Malcolm 2012-04-04 18:58:46 UTC
Description of problem:
I've been writing an experimental static analysis tool to detect bugs commonly occurring within C Python extension modules:

I ran the latest version of the tool (in git master; post 0.9) on
pyxattr-0.5.0-4.fc17.src.rpm, and it reports various errors.

You can see a list of errors here, triaged into categories (from most significant to least significant):

I've manually reviewed the issues reported by the tool.

Within the category "Reference leaks" the 1 issue reported appears to be a genuine leak.

Within the category "Reference leak within initialization" the 1 issues reported is likely to be inconsequential.

Within the category "Segfaults within error-handling paths" the 3 issues reported appear to be genuine crashers under low-memory conditions

Within the category "Returning (PyObject*)NULL without setting an exception" the 6 issues reported appear to all be false positives.

There may of course be other bugs in my checker tool.

Hope this is helpful; let me know if you need help reading the logs that the tool generates - I know that it could use some improvement.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gcc-python-plugin post-0.9 git 796fa7a73adfddb182c2edad70694b5ebca337b9 running the checker in an *f16* chroot

Comment 1 Marcin Zajaczkowski 2012-04-04 21:51:39 UTC
Thanks for your work. I will contact Iustin which is also the author of pylibacl (bug 800126).

Comment 2 Iustin Pop 2012-05-15 23:59:33 UTC

Just released a new version on GitHub, https://github.com/downloads/iustin/pyxattr/pyxattr-0.5.1.tar.gz. It should fix all reported issues, plus additionaly I've used the very nice cpychecker_negative_result_sets_exception so that the false positives went away and found a few other small issues. Package doesn't generate any messages anymore (not even non-error ones). Thanks again Dave!

Marcin, I hope you won't have any issues updating to this version; some other things have changed, but it should be straightforward.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-06-26 21:18:44 UTC
pyxattr-0.5.1-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-06-26 21:19:37 UTC
pyxattr-0.5.1-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-06-27 19:49:00 UTC
pyxattr-0.5.1-2.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-06-28 03:19:54 UTC
Package pyxattr-0.5.1-1.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing pyxattr-0.5.1-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-08-09 22:53:25 UTC
pyxattr-0.5.1-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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