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bibo_abstract:
- 'The verification of concurrent programs remains an open challenge, as thread
interaction has to be accounted for, which leads to state-space explosion. Stateless
model checking battles this problem by exploring traces rather than states of
the program. As there are exponentially many traces, dynamic partial-order reduction
(DPOR) techniques are used to partition the trace space into equivalence classes,
and explore a few representatives from each class. The standard equivalence that
underlies most DPOR techniques is the happens-before equivalence, however recent
works have spawned a vivid interest towards coarser equivalences. The efficiency
of such approaches is a product of two parameters: (i) the size of the partitioning
induced by the equivalence, and (ii) the time spent by the exploration algorithm
in each class of the partitioning. In this work, we present a new equivalence,
called value-happens-before and show that it has two appealing features. First,
value-happens-before is always at least as coarse as the happens-before equivalence,
and can be even exponentially coarser. Second, the value-happens-before partitioning
is efficiently explorable when the number of threads is bounded. We present an
algorithm called value-centric DPOR (VCDPOR), which explores the underlying partitioning
using polynomial time per class. Finally, we perform an experimental evaluation
of VCDPOR on various benchmarks, and compare it against other state-of-the-art
approaches. Our results show that value-happens-before typically induces a significant
reduction in the size of the underlying partitioning, which leads to a considerable
reduction in the running time for exploring the whole partitioning.@eng'
bibo_authorlist:
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Krishnendu
foaf_name: Chatterjee, Krishnendu
foaf_surname: Chatterjee
foaf_workInfoHomepage: http://www.librecat.org/personId=2E5DCA20-F248-11E8-B48F-1D18A9856A87
orcid: 0000-0002-4561-241X
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Andreas
foaf_name: Pavlogiannis, Andreas
foaf_surname: Pavlogiannis
foaf_workInfoHomepage: http://www.librecat.org/personId=49704004-F248-11E8-B48F-1D18A9856A87
orcid: 0000-0002-8943-0722
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Viktor
foaf_name: Toman, Viktor
foaf_surname: Toman
foaf_workInfoHomepage: http://www.librecat.org/personId=3AF3DA7C-F248-11E8-B48F-1D18A9856A87
orcid: 0000-0001-9036-063X
bibo_doi: 10.1145/3360550
bibo_volume: 3
dct_date: 2019^xs_gYear
dct_isPartOf:
- http://id.crossref.org/issn/2475-1421
dct_language: eng
dct_publisher: ACM@
dct_subject:
- safety
- risk
- reliability and quality
- software
dct_title: Value-centric dynamic partial order reduction@
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