Staccato: A Bug Finder for Dynamic Configuration Updates (Artifact)

Authors John Toman, Dan Grossman

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John Toman
Dan Grossman

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John Toman and Dan Grossman. Staccato: A Bug Finder for Dynamic Configuration Updates (Artifact). In Special Issue of the 30th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2016). Dagstuhl Artifacts Series (DARTS), Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 14:1-14:2, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2016)



This artifact is based on Staccato, a tool for finding errors in dynamic configuration update (DCU) implementations. Dynamic configuration update refers to configuration changes that occur at runtime without program restart. Errors in DCU implementations occur when stale data - computed from old configurations - or inconsistent data - computed from different configurations - are used. Staccato uses a dynamic analysis in the style of taint analysis to detect these errors. Staccato supports concurrent programs running on commodity JVMs. We evaluated Staccato on three open-source applications and found errors in all of them.
  • Dynamic Configuration Updates
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Software configuration


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