Markus Kusano

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—We introduce CCmutator, a mutation generation tool for multithreaded C/C++ programs written using POSIX threads and the recently standardized C++11 concurrency constructs. CCmutator is capable of performing partial mutations and generating higher order mutants, which allow for more focused and complex combinations of elementary mutation operators leading(More)
Under a relaxed memory model such as TSO or PSO, a concurrent program running on a shared-memory multiprocessor may observe two types of nondeterminism: the nondeterminism in thread scheduling and the nondeterminism in store buffering. Although there is a large body of work on mitigating the scheduling nondeterminism during runtime verification, methods for(More)
Programmers often have to spend a significant amount of time in- specting the software code and execution traces to identify the cause of a bug. For a multithreaded program, debugging is even more challenging due to the subtle interactions between threads and the often astronomical number of interleavings. In this work, we pro- pose a logical constraint(More)
We propose a new method for reducing the interleaving space during stateless model checking of multithreaded C/C++ programs. The problem is challenging because of the exponential growth of possible interleavings between threads. We have developed a new method, called <i>assertion guided abstraction</i>, which leverages both static and dynamic program(More)
We propose a new method for dynamically generating likely invariants from multithreaded programs. While existing invariant generation tools work well on sequential programs, they are ineffective at reasoning about multithreaded programs both in terms of the number of real invariants generated and in terms of their usefulness in helping programmers. We(More)
Software updates often introduce new bugs to existing code bases. Prior regression testing tools focus mainly on test case selection and prioritization whereas symbolic execution tools only handle code changes in sequential software. In this paper, we propose the first incremental symbolic execution method for concurrent software to generate new tests by(More)
Symbolic execution is a powerful technique for systematic testing of sequential and multithreaded programs. However, its application is limited by the high cost of covering all feasible intra-thread paths and inter-thread interleavings. We propose a new assertion guided pruning framework that identifies executions guaranteed not to lead to an error and(More)
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