How to View SDV Reports

After SDV completes a verification, it produces a report of the defects it detected. For each defect, SDV generates a Defect Viewer, which is a set of windows that display a trace of the path to the defect. You can view the list of defects in the Static Driver Verifier Report Page, where you can open Defect Viewer to examine SDV results.

In some cases, a defect trace leads to a defective C statement that can be seen as the root cause of the defect. In more complicated cases, the defect root cause cannot be associated with a single C statement. For example, consider the imaginary rule discussed in Under the Hood: How the SDV Verification Engine Works earlier in this chapter:

  • If a path in a driver violates this rule, SDV might ...

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