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Re: [csmith-dev] Zero Checksum

That's definitely an interesting idea. Thanks for the tip.
Did you use file size to determine if a test is big enough of source lines?

I just use bytes, for example in Perl:

    my $filesize = stat("$cfile")->size;
    if ($filesize < $MIN_PROGRAM_SIZE) {
	print "FILE TOO SMALL\n";

Nobody has systematically looked for the best value for $MIN_PROGRAM_SIZE but a study I did a while ago showed (this is in the PLDI paper I think) showed that Csmith's bug-finding power is maximized for programs in the 80 KB range. So it's surely safe to throw away anything less than 10 or 20 KB.

Also, is there any study on the size of programs generated by CSmith in

I looked at this a while ago but the size distribution changes every time someone changes Csmith so the info is stale.

Qualitatively, many programs are quite short but there's a long tail of huge (> 1 MB) programs.