Failure Resilience for Device Drivers

  title={Failure Resilience for Device Drivers},
  author={Jorrit N. Herder and Herbert Bos and Ben Gras and Philip Homburg and Andrew S. Tanenbaum},
  journal={37th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN'07)},
Studies have shown that device drivers and extensions contain 3-7 times more bugs than other operating system code and thus are more likely to fail. Therefore, we present a failure-resilient operating system design that can recover from dead drivers and other critical components - primarily through monitoring and replacing malfunctioning components on the fly - transparent to applications and without user intervention. This paper focuses on the post-mortem recovery procedure. We explain the… CONTINUE READING
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