Run-Time Verification of Networked Software

Abstract

Most applications that are in use today inter-operate with other applications, so-called peers, over a network. The analysis of such distributed applications requires that the effect of the communication with peers is included. This can be achieved by writing or generating stubs of peers, or by including all processes in the execution environment. The latter approach also requires special treatment of network communication primitives. We also present an alternative approach, which analyzes a networked application by recording and caching its communication with peers. Caching becomes useful when several traces of the application are analyzed. It dispenses with the need of generating a new peer application execution for each different execution of the main application. Such a caching framework for input/output has been implemented on the Java PathFinder platform, which can be used to verify executions of non-deterministic applications at run-time.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16612-9_7

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@inproceedings{Artho2010RunTimeVO, title={Run-Time Verification of Networked Software}, author={Cyrille Artho}, booktitle={RV}, year={2010} }