I am attempting to analyze a go project which includes and compiles C code using cgo.
For example one file contains:
// #cgo CFLAGS: -g -Wall -O3 // #cgo pkg-config: gstreamer-1.0 gstreamer-audio-1.0 // #include "c_src/gst_pipeline.c" import "C"
If I try to analyse it without the build wrapper sonar reports:
ERROR: Error during SonarScanner execution java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: The only way to get an accurate analysis of C/C++/Objective-C files is by using the SonarSource build-wrapper and setting the property "sonar.cfamily.build-wrapper-output" or by using Clang Compilation Database and setting the property "sonar.cfamily.compile-commands". None of these two options were specified. If you don't want to analyze C/C++/Objective-C files, then prevent them from being analyzed by setting the following properties: sonar.c.file.suffixes=- sonar.cpp.file.suffixes=- sonar.objc.file.suffixes=-
However if I use the build wrapper compilation by cgo does not show up and sonar reports:
java.lang.IllegalStateException: The "build-wrapper-dump.json" file was found empty. Please make sure that: * you are using the latest version of the build-wrapper and the CFamily analyzer * your compiler is supported * you are wrapping your build correctly * you are wrapping a full/clean build * if you are building your project inside a Docker container, build-wrapper is wrapping the build process inside the container and not wrapping the external Docker process
I am not sure how to resolve this. Can you help?
As far as I know golang does not support a compilation database - x/tools/gopls: support something like `compile_commands.json` · Issue #36995 · golang/go · GitHub
Possible solutions or workarounds I can think of:
- Find a way to specifically list C files to be analysed by sonar (I do not know of one)
- add build scripts to build the C outside of go purely for sonar’s benefit - annoying but doable
- manually create a fake compile commands .json for sonar
If I run
strace -f on
go build. I can see that the C files are used and use of gcc files.
There are clear exec’s of gcc.
The exec’s of gcc explicitly reference the C files.
Interesting aside here I need to run strace with sudo or the go build fails
go clean -cache: unlinkat /tmp/00: operation not permitted rm: cannot remove 'myProgramNameHere': No such file or directory need to run as root or suid