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Moiseenko, Evgenii ; Podkopaev, Anton ; Lahav, Ori ; Melkonian, Orestis ; Vafeiadis, Viktor

Reconciling Event Structures with Modern Multiprocessors

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Weakestmo is a recently proposed memory consistency model that uses event structures to resolve the infamous "out-of-thin-air" problem and to enable efficient compilation to hardware. Nevertheless, this latter property - compilation correctness - has not yet been formally established.
This paper closes this gap by establishing correctness of the intended compilation schemes from Weakestmo to a wide range of formal hardware memory models (x86, POWER, ARMv7, ARMv8) in the Coq proof assistant. Our proof is the first that establishes correctness of compilation of an event-structure-based model that forbids "out-of-thin-air" behaviors, as well as the first mechanized compilation proof of a weak memory model supporting sequentially consistent accesses to such a range of hardware platforms. Our compilation proof goes via the recent Intermediate Memory Model (IMM), which we suitably extend with sequentially consistent accesses.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Evgenii Moiseenko and Anton Podkopaev and Ori Lahav and Orestis Melkonian and Viktor Vafeiadis},
  title =	{{Reconciling Event Structures with Modern Multiprocessors}},
  booktitle =	{34th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2020)},
  pages =	{5:1--5:26},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-154-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{166},
  editor =	{Robert Hirschfeld and Tobias Pape},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-131622},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2020.5},
  annote =	{Keywords: Weak Memory Consistency, Event Structures, IMM, Weakestmo}

Keywords: Weak Memory Consistency, Event Structures, IMM, Weakestmo
Collection: 34th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 06.11.2020
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