MSan uses 77 as exit code since it appeared with c5033786ba34 ("[msan]
MemorySanitizer runtime."). However, Test runners like the one from
Meson use the GNU standard approach where a exit code of 77 signals
that the test should be skipped . As a result Meson's test runner
reports tests as skipped if MSan is enabled and finds issues:
build $ meson test
ninja: Entering directory `/home/user/code/project/build'
ninja: no work to do.
1/1 PROJECT:all / SimpleTest SKIP 0.09s
I could not find any rationale why 77 was initially chosen, and I
found no other clang sanitizer that uses this value as exit
code. Hence I believe it is safe to change this to a safe
default. You can restore the old behavior by setting the environment
variable MSAN_OPTIONS to "exitcode=77", e.g.