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Generalized API checkers for the Clang Static Analyzer

ARTICLE BY: Sean Eveson
POSTED: Jun 20, 2017
TAGS: Checker, Clang, Static Analyzer, Toolchain

Sean presents three modified API checkers, that use external metadata, to warn on improper function calls.

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DIVA: Debug Information Visual Analyzer

ARTICLE BY: Phillip Power
POSTED: Jun 15, 2017
TAGS: DWARF, Toolchain

DIVA is a new command line tool that processes DWARF debug information contained within ELF files and prints the semantics of that debug information. The DIVA output is designed with an aim to be understandable by software programmers without any low-level compiler or DWARF knowledge

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Delivering Sample-based PGO for PlayStation(R)4

Users of the PlayStation(R)4 toolchain have a number of expectations from their development tools: good runtime performance is vitally important, as is the ability to debug fully optimized code. The team at Sony Interactive Entertainment have been working on delivering a Profile Guided Optimization solution to our users to allow them to maximize their runtime performance.

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