Oracle® Solaris Studio 12.4: Code Analyzer User's Guide

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Updated: October 2014

How to Collect Code Coverage Data From the Binary

Before You Begin

To instrument your program with uncover to collect data for use by Code Analyzer, you must have compiled the program with Oracle Solaris Studio version 12.3 or 12.4 C or C++ compiler. Compiling with the –g option generates debug information that allows Code Analyzer to use source code level coverage information.

Note -  If you saved a copy of the binary when you compiled your program for instrumenting with discover, you can rename the copy to the original binary name and use it for instrumenting with uncover. For example:
cp a.out

  1. Instrument the binary with Uncover:
    % uncover binary-name
  2. Run the instrumented binary one or more times.

    The code coverage data is written to a binary-name.uc directory.

  3. Generate the code coverage report from the accumulated data using Uncover with the –a option:
    % uncover -a  binary-name.uc

    The coverage report is written to the coverage subdirectory in the binary-name.analyze directory.

    Note -  You must use the version of uncover in Oracle Solaris Studio version 12.3 or 12.4. The –a option is not available in earlier versions of uncover.