Lihao Liang

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—Today's microelectronics industry is increasingly confronted with the challenge of developing and validating software that closely interacts with hardware. These interactions make it difficult to design and validate the hardware and software separately; instead, a verifiable co-design is required that takes them into account. This paper demonstrates a new(More)
—Interrupt-driven software is difficult to test and debug, especially when interrupts can be nested and subject to priorities. Interrupts can arrive at arbitrary times, leading to an explosion in the number of cases to be considered. We present a new formal approach to verifying interrupt-driven software based on symbolic execution. The approach leverages(More)
Read-Copy Update (RCU) is a scalable, high-performance Linux-kernel synchronization mechanism that runs low-overhead readers concurrently with updaters. Production-quality RCU implementations for multi-core systems are decidedly non-trivial. Giving the ubiquity of Linux, a rare " million-year " bug can occur several times per day across the installed base.(More)
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