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Call Hierarchy in Polyspace Access Web Interface

This topic focuses on the Polyspace® Access web interface. To learn about the equivalent pane in the Polyspace desktop user interface, see Call Hierarchy in Polyspace Desktop User Interface (Polyspace Bug Finder) or Call Hierarchy in Polyspace Desktop User Interface (Polyspace Code Prover).

The Call Hierarchy pane displays the call tree of functions in the source code.

For each function foo, the Call Hierarchy pane lists the functions and tasks that call foo (callers) and those called by foo (callees). The callers are indicated by . The callees are indicated by . The Call Hierarchy pane lists direct function calls and indirect calls through function pointers.


For Polyspace Access™ findings, you might not see all callers or callees of a function, especially for calls through function pointers and dead code.

For instance, Polyspace Access does not display the functions registered with at_exit() and at_quick_exit(), and called by exit() and quick_exit() respectively.

You open the Call Hierarchy pane by using the icon in your Results Details pane, or by going to Window > Call Hierarchy.

To update the pane, click a defect on the Results List or CTRL-click a result in the Source Code pane. You see the function containing the defect with its callers and callees.

In this example, the Call Hierarchy pane displays the function generic_validation, and with its callers and callees.

The Call Hierarchy pane shows the generic_validation function followed by its callers and callees. The File column shows names of files where the calls occur and the Stubbed column states if a callee is stubbed.


To navigate to the call location in the source code, select a caller or callee name

In the Call Hierarchy pane, you can perform these actions:

  •  Show/Hide Callers and Callees

  •  Navigate Call Hierarchy

  •  Determine If Function Is Stubbed