Prefast not detecting SAL errors RRS feed

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  • Visual Studio 2008 9.0.30729.1 SP

    .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

    WinDDK 7600.16385.1


    The Prefast option resolves to the following call:

    Prefast /list /filter “/FilterPreset=(all defects)” build.exe -cZ


    Unreachable code and use of NULL pointers are reported so Prefast is running, but incorrect use of SALs are not reported.

    We are using the "__in" variety. I guess I'm missing something fairly fundamental.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011 3:29 PM

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  • May I know your code snippet?
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    Thursday, September 8, 2011 8:06 AM
  • There are no warnings for:

    void OverwriteIt (__in_bcount (length) char* buffer, __in size_t length)


        buffer [length+2] = 0;

        buffer [100] = 0;


    There is an "inconsistent use" warning for:

    void OverwriteIt (__in_bcount (foo) char* buffer, __in size_t length)


    Thursday, September 8, 2011 8:36 AM
  • are you guys going to fix this? When I have seen this I did not believe my eyes, copy-pasted the snippet to VS 2012, and you know what -- no analyzer warnings!!!

    this doesn't cause any warnings either

    void OverwriteIt (_Out_cap_(length) char* buffer, size_t length)
    memset(buffer, 0, length + 2);


    Monday, December 3, 2012 10:28 AM