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\begin{abstract} Multithreaded programs are notoriously prone to race conditions. Prior work on dynamic race detectors includes fast but imprecise race detectors that report false alarms, as well as slow but precise race detectors that never report false alarms. The latter typically use expensive vector clock operations that require time linear in the(More)
This paper presents a static race detection analysis for multithreaded Java programs. Our analysis is based on a formal type system that is capable of capturing many common synchronization patterns. These patterns include classes with internal synchronization, classes thatrequire client-side synchronization, and thread-local classes. Experience checking(More)
In the standard Java implementation, a Java language program is compiled to Java bytecode. This bytecode may be sent across the network to another site, where it is then interpreted by the Java Virtual Machine. Since bytecode may be written by hand, or corrupted during network transmission, the Java Virtual Machine contains a <i>bytecode verifier</i> that(More)
Atomicity is a fundamental correctness property in multithreaded programs, both because atomic code blocks are amenable to sequential reasoning (which significantly simplifies correctness arguments), and because atomicity violations often reveal defects in a program's synchronization structure. Unfortunately, all atomicity analyses developed to date are(More)
Ensuring the reliability of multithreaded software systems is difficult due to the interaction between threads. This paper describes the design and implementation of a static checker for such systems. To avoid considering all possible thread interleavings, the checker uses assume-guarantee reasoning, and relies on the programmer to specify an environment(More)
Although the Java programming language has achieved widespread acceptance, one feature that seems sorely missed is the ability to use type parameters (as in Ada generics, C++ templates, and ML polymorphic functions or data types) to allow a general concept to be instantiated to one or more specific types. In this paper, we propose parameterized classes and(More)
This article presents a static race-detection analysis for multithreaded shared-memory programs, focusing on the Java programming language. The analysis is based on a type system that captures many common synchronization patterns. It supports classes with internal synchronization, classes that require client-side synchronization, and thread-local classes.(More)
The race condition checker rccjava uses a formal type system to statically identify potential race conditions in concurrent Java programs, but it requires programmer-supplied type annotations. This paper describes a type inference algorithm for rccjava. Due to the interaction of parameterized classes and dependent types, this type inference problem is(More)
The Java Virtual Machine executes bytecode programs that may have been sent from other, possibly untrusted, locations on the network. Since the transmitted code may be written by a malicious party or corrupted during network transmission, the Java Virtual Machine contains a bytecode verifier to check the code for type errors before it is run. As illustrated(More)