Taking control of your RISC-V codebase
Feb 11, 2022
Are you about to start reusing your RISC-V codebase? Of course you will want your codebase to be of high-quality, but how to achieve that? And how do you isolate defects before they make it into a formal build? In this article, our technical marketing special Rafael Taubinger will point out useful and valuable tools.
When we talk about taking control of your RISC-V codebase, there are really two aspects to it. The first meaning is reusing your codebase for future projects. The second aspect is that poor code quality is actually a widespread problem—there’s quite a bit of evidence to support the claim that bad coding practices lead directly to vulnerabilities.
Clearly, every developer and company must improve code quality so that the software stands the test of time. In other words, it needs to be defect-free, or as close to defect-free as possible. By using code-analysis tools you can develop much better code and also find the most common sources of defects and debuggs. If you isolate defects you will have a lower defect injection rate and your code will have fewer remaining bugs overall. The results will make a good candidate for reusing your code since your code then has a lower chance of uncovering previously undetected bugs.