[Ffmpeg-devel] Coverity defect scan

Guillaume POIRIER poirierg
Tue Mar 14 08:14:03 CET 2006


On 3/13/06, Mike Melanson <mike at multimedia.cx> wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > Well, judging from the commits I'm seeing on mplayer-cvslog, quite a few
> > of them seem to be real bugs.
> >
> > Fixing these defects is also going to be a status thing I guess.  The
> > xine people loudly say how horrible the MPlayer code is at every
> > possible occasion.  Nevertheless their defect rate is considerably
> > higher than ours.
> >
> > I couldn't help but grin ;)
>         Okay, I finally got access to Coverity's xine scan. Does MPlayer's scan
> include any external libraries? As you know, xine chooses to maintain
> external libraries in its own CVS codebase. Out of 343 bugs,  33 come
> from FFmpeg, 52 from libdvdnav, 5 from liba52, 11 from libfaad, 5 in
> libmad, and at least 2 from files that aren't even used anymore (hmm,
> maybe this scan was useful after all).

Yes, MPlayer also has its own copy of essential libraries it uses.

Reinventing the wheel certainly is annoying, but as long as all other
wheels are square...

Reimar D?ffinger

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