Improving performance using Tuning Options

 
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This section provides guidelines and Tuning Options to optimize memory usage and performance when analyzing different types of codebases with Fortify Static Code Analyzer.

Fortify Static Code Analyzer can take a long time to process complex projects. The time is spent in different phases:

Translation
Analysis

Fortify Static Code Analyzer can produce large analysis result files (FPRs), which can take a long time to audit and upload to Fortify Software Security Center. This is referred to as the following phase:

Audit/Upload
The following table lists tips on how to improve performance in the different time-consuming phases.

Phase Option Description More Information
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-export-build-session
-import-build-session

Translate and scan on different machines Mobile Build Sessions
Analysis

-quick

Run a quick scan Quick Scan
Analysis

-scan-precision

Set the scan precision Configuring Scan Speed with Speed Dial
Analysis

-bin

Scan the files related to a binary Breaking Down Codebases
Analysis

-Xmx<size>M | G

Set maximum heap size Memory Tuning
Analysis

-Xss<size>M G

Set stack size for each thread Memory Tuning

Analysis

Audit/Upload

-filter <file>

Apply a filter using a filter file Using Filter Files

Analysis

Audit/Upload

-disable-source-bundling

Exclude source files from the FPR file Excluding Source Code from the FPR


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