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Automatic Verification of Data Race Freedom in Device Drivers

Authors Pantazis Deligiannis, Alastair F. Donaldson



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Pantazis Deligiannis
Alastair F. Donaldson

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Pantazis Deligiannis and Alastair F. Donaldson. Automatic Verification of Data Race Freedom in Device Drivers. In 2014 Imperial College Computing Student Workshop. Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 43, pp. 36-39, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2014)
https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.ICCSW.2014.36

Abstract

Device drivers are notoriously hard to develop and even harder to debug. They are typically prone to many serious issues such as data races. In this paper, we present static pair-wise lock set analysis, a novel sound verification technique for proving data race freedom in device drivers. Our approach not only avoids reasoning about thread interleavings, but also allows the reuse of existing successful sequential verification techniques.
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  • Device Drivers
  • Verification
  • Concurrency
  • Data Races

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