CHESS : A Systematic Testing Tool for Concurrent Software

  title={CHESS : A Systematic Testing Tool for Concurrent Software},
  author={Madanlal Musuvathi},
Concurrency is used pervasively in the development of large systems programs. However, concurrent programming is difficult because of the possibility of unexpected interference among concurrently executing tasks. Such interference often results in “Heisenbugs” that appear rarely and are extremely difficult to reproduce and debug. Stress testing, in which the system is run under heavy load for a long time, is the method commonly employed to flush out such concurrency bugs. This form of testing… CONTINUE READING
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