Lock Inference for Systems Software

@inproceedings{Regehr2003LockIF,
  title={Lock Inference for Systems Software},
  author={John Regehr and Alastair David Reid},
  year={2003}
}
We have developed task scheduler logic (TSL) to automate reasoning about scheduling and concurrency in systems software. TSL can detect race conditions and other errors as well as supporting lock inference: the derivation of an appropriate lock implementation for each critical section in a system. Lock inference solves a number of problems in creating flexible, reliable, and efficient systems software. TSL is based on a notion of asymmetrical preemption relations and it exploits the… CONTINUE READING
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