GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Code-in 2013 Haiku

Fix an issue in Haiku that was detected by Coverity (5853156869144576)

completed by: Puck Meerburg

mentors: Urias McCullough, Jerome Duval, jscipione

Coverity scans Haiku's source code looking for issue and creates a report.  This report may shows hundreds of potential issues.

Figure out the correct fix for one of the listed issues and submit a patch.

The patch will then be reviewed for correctness and credit given.

Further details



Please create a Coverity account at and request contributor access to the haiku project there. Once that is done, you will be able to view the CIDs and select one or more to work on.


Once you locate one you wish to fix, please make sure it is not a false positive, make sure the fix addresses the problem (not the symptom), and submit a patch on our Bug Tracker at with a keyword gci2013. The patch and trac ticket should mention the CID, and should be created with git format-patch per our patch submission guildelines at


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