Monitoring Partially Synchronous Distributed Systems Using SMT Solvers

@article{Valapil2017MonitoringPS,
  title={Monitoring Partially Synchronous Distributed Systems Using SMT Solvers},
  author={Vidhya Tekken Valapil and Sorrachai Yingchareonthawornchai and Sandeep S. Kulkarni and Eric K. Torng and Murat Demirbas},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1707.07699}
}
In this paper, we discuss the feasibility of monitoring partially synchronous distributed systems to detect latent bugs, i.e., errors caused by concurrency and race conditions among concurrent processes. We present a monitoring framework where we model both system constraints and latent bugs as Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT) formulas, and we detect the presence of latent bugs using an SMT solver. We demonstrate the feasibility of our framework using both synthetic applications where… 
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