--- a/releasechecklist
+++ b/releasechecklist
@@ -11,6 +11,13 @@
 put out a release.<br>
 <br>
 <ol>
+  <li>Run Coverity against oprofile source before putting out a new release.
+     <span style="font-weight: bold;">Note:</span> Details about running Coverity
+     can be found at the <a href="https://scan.coverity.com/download">Coverity web site</a>
+     (The OProfile project has been registered, and the maintainer (Maynard Johnson) has
+     a Coverity account.) All issues identified by Coverity should be addressed before
+     putting out a new release.
+  </li>
   <li>
     Create/update Release Notes for new release
     <ul>