Faults in Linux: Using freed memory

As part of my project, while reading the reports, I came to know about bugs, using X after freeing it.  There were many in the versions 2.4.x and 2.6.x. I was also required to list FPs (false positives) by Coccinelle. This post will be about, what I found for the case of using freed memory.

You can view the complete report as a PDF here and as a HTML file here.

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#bugs, #coccinelle, #false-positives, #foss-2, #fossopw

Faults in Linux: Using incorrect sizeof expressions

As part of my project, while reading the reports, I came to know about bugs where incorrect sizeof expressions are used, typically leading to allocation of data of the wrong size.  There were many in the versions 2.4.x and 2.6.x. I was also required to list FPs (false positives) by Coccinelle. This post will be about, what I found for the mentioned case.

You can view the complete report as a PDF here and as a HTML file here.

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#coccinelle, #faults, #foss-2, #incorrect-usage, #linux-kernel, #opw, #sizeof, #sizeof-expressions

Faults in Linux: Not checking for Null before dereferencing

As part of my project, while reading the reports, I came to know about bugs of type which were not checking for null before derefencing.  There were many in the versions 2.4.x and 2.6.x. I was also required to list FPs (false positives) by Coccinelle. This post will be about, what I found for the case of NULL return values are tested before being derferenced or not?

You can view the complete report as a PDF here and as a HTML file here.

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#bugs, #c, #coccinelle, #foss-2, #fossopw, #null-return-values

Coccinelle

This is the title of my project, that I’ll be working on this winter as a Gnome Linux Kernel Intern.

This blog post is the introduction about my project and what all I’ll be doing in it.

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#coccinelle, #foss-2, #opw, #oss, #outreach-program-for-women, #patches

Contributing to Linux Kernel

I wrote a lot of blog post about my contribution to Linux Kernel.  On 13th November. at around 12:30 a.m Marina updated the results on time.

List of accepted candidates.

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#foss-2, #open-source, #open-source-contribution, #opw

Contributing To FOSS

Past two months were awesome. I started contributing to many Open Source Software.  This post is a list of my contributions.

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#air-mozilla, #debian, #debsources, #foss-2, #linux-kernel, #mozilla, #open-source-contribution, #oss, #patches, #x-org