A Solver for Reachability Modulo Theories

Abstract

Consider a sequential programming language with control flow constructs such as assignments, choice, loops, and procedure calls. We restrict the syntax of expressions in this language to one that can be efficiently decided by a satisfiability-modulo-theories solver. For such a language, we define the problem of deciding whether a program can reach a particular control location as the reachability-modulo-theories problem. This paper describes the architecture of Corral, a semi-algorithm for the reachability-modulo-theories problem. Corral uses novel algorithms for inlining procedures on demand (Stratified Inlining) and abstraction refinement (Hierarchical Refinement). The paper also presents an evaluation of Corral against other related tools. Corral consistently outperforms its competitors on most benchmarks.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31424-7_32

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@inproceedings{Lal2012ASF, title={A Solver for Reachability Modulo Theories}, author={Akash Lal and Shaz Qadeer and Shuvendu K. Lahiri}, booktitle={CAV}, year={2012} }