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[Frama-c-discuss] value analysis and system calls

Thanks for your previous help Boris and Patrick,

Boris Yakobowski writes:
 > Hello,
 > On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:31 AM, Paul Rubel <prubel at> wrote:
 > > Do I need to address all the assertions, which are marked as warnings,
 > > before I can expect a reasonable slice?

 > I can only stress what Patrick said about the importance of having
 > correct dependencies for functions that have no bodies

 > you should review carefully the ACSL 'assigns' clause
 > that is guessed for each function, and write a correct one yourself if
 > needed. 

 > If the missing functions are those of the standard C library,
 > try to parse your application with the file share/libc/fc_runtime.c or
 > share/libc/posix_fc_runtime.c (with the appropriate -I directives).
 > With luck, you should obtain much better results with little effort.

I've spent some time trying to sort out all the default assigns that
were being generated during value analysis. Some of the calls I was
trying to figure out were clearly foreseen by the documentation
writes, such as memcpy and I was able to fix those calls. Others were
more complicated and I tried to add -cpp-extra-args="-I`frama-c
-print-path`/libc" to my frama-c invocation. This lead to compile
errors as more headers were pulled in, such as /usr/include/bits/utmp.h.  
Is there a particular architecture/distribution/something else that
works well with the framc-c/libc headers?

I also tried to pull in the files/functions from the frama-c/libc/
directory piecemeal but ended up in a similar situation, some
definitions don't seem to have annotations on them or implementations,
such as open or dup2. I understand that I can go through and annotate
each function by hand, but I feel like I must be missing something or
doing work that other folks have already done when I annotate standard
calls. What am I missing something?

Are there examples out there of programs that make use of a fair
number of system calls being sliced or analyzing cleanly?

Thanks again for the help,