Trace Consistency and Inevitablity

@inproceedings{Ramanujam1996TraceCA,
  title={Trace Consistency and Inevitablity},
  author={Ramaswamy Ramanujam},
  booktitle={FSTTCS},
  year={1996}
}
  • R. Ramanujam
  • Published in FSTTCS 18 December 1996
  • Computer Science
Two runs of a distributed system can be considered equivalent if they represent different interleavings of the same run. Formulas of the propositional temporal logic of linear time (PTL) are said to be trace consistent when they cannot distinguish between equivalent runs. Determining whether a formula is trace consistent is decidable. In this paper, we consider a closely related notion: a PTL formula is said to be inevitable, if for every system run, there is at least one equivalent run (that… 
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Rules for Trace Consistent Reasoning
TLDR
Formulas of temporal logic which cannot distinguish between different interleavings of the same run are said to be trace consistent because checking such a property over an equivalence class of runs reduces to checking it for one representative.

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