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Context-Bounded Analysis of Concurrent Queue Systems

Torre, Salvatore La, Madhusudan, P. and Parlato, Gennaro (2008) Context-Bounded Analysis of Concurrent Queue Systems At TACAS, Hungary. 29 Mar - 06 Apr 2008. , pp. 299-314.

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Abstract

We show that the bounded context-switching reachability problem for concurrent finite systems communicating using unbounded FIFO queues is decidable, where in each context a process reads from only one queue (but is allowed to write onto all other queues). Our result also holds when individual processes are finite-state recursive programs provided a process dequeues messages only when its local stack is empty. We then proceed to classify architectures that admit a decidable (unbounded context switching) reachability problem, using the decidability of bounded context switching. We show that the precise class of decidable architectures for recursive programs are the forest architectures, while the decidable architectures for non-recursive programs are those that do not have an undirected cycle.

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Published date: 2008
Additional Information: Event Dates: March 29-April 6, 2008
Venue - Dates: TACAS, Hungary, 2008-03-29 - 2008-04-06
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 272462
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272462
ISBN: 978-3-540-78799-0
PURE UUID: 48ccb9ed-cc98-40d3-9308-c0e298f7c8ab

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Date deposited: 13 Jun 2011 14:29
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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