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Model-Checking Parameterized Concurrent Programs Using Linear Interfaces

Torre, Salvatore La, Madhusudan, P. and Parlato, Gennaro (2010) Model-Checking Parameterized Concurrent Programs Using Linear Interfaces At CAV, United Kingdom. 15 - 19 Jul 2010. , pp. 629-644.

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We consider the verification of parameterized Boolean programs— abstractions of shared-memory concurrent programs with an unbounded number of threads. We propose that such programs can be model-checked by iteratively considering the program under k-round schedules, for increasing values of k, using a novel compositional construct called linear interfaces that summarize the effect of a block of threads in a k-round schedule. We also develop a game-theoretic sound technique to show that k rounds of schedule suffice to explore the entire search-space, which allows us to prove a parameterized program entirely correct. We implement a symbolic model-checker, and report on experiments verifying parameterized predicate abstractions of Linux device drivers interacting with a kernel to show the efficacy of our technique.

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Published date: 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 15-19, 2010
Venue - Dates: CAV, United Kingdom, 2010-07-15 - 2010-07-19
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 272454
ISBN: 978-3-642-14294-9
PURE UUID: c1a864ea-e9e8-4c27-8a18-9551fcdfc8c9

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Date deposited: 13 Jun 2011 13:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:24

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Author: Salvatore La Torre
Author: P. Madhusudan
Author: Gennaro Parlato

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