Dynamic Model Checking with Property Driven Pruning to Detect Race Conditions

@inproceedings{Wang2008DynamicMC,
  title={Dynamic Model Checking with Property Driven Pruning to Detect Race Conditions},
  author={Chao Wang and Yu Kyung Yang and Aarti Gupta and Ganesh Gopalakrishnan},
  booktitle={ATVA},
  year={2008}
}
We present a new property driven pruning algorithm in dynami c odel checking to efficiently detect race conditions in multithre ad d programs. The main idea is to use a lockset based analysis of observed execu tions to help prune the search space to be explored by the dynamic search. We assu me that a stateless search algorithm is used to systematically execute the program in a depth-first search order. If our conservative lockset analysis shows th at a search subspace is race-free, it can be… CONTINUE READING
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