Coverity is a professional, high quality tool that finds problems in C++ code by simply looking at that code (static analysis [wikipedia]). It can be used by projects within or connected to EP-SFT, as well as by LHC experiments, to track down bugs in code before anybody ever runs it.

As an example, Geant4 and CVMFS use it regularly to address the reports in the ongoing development code base, for improving the code quality on the way.


EP-SFT provides the infrastructure to scan EP-SFT related projects (e.g. ROOT, Geant4, CASTOR, xrootd, cernvmfs; requires registration) and serves as a knowledge base for Coverity installation and use. If you are interested in taking advantage of this tool for your software please contact

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