Bypassing Races in Live Applications With Execution Filters

Deployed multithreaded applications contain many races because these applications are difficult to write, test, and debug. Worse, the number of races in deployed applications may drastically increase due to the rise of multicore hardware and the immaturity of current race detectors. LOOM is a "Live-workaround" system designed to quickly and safely bypass application races at run-time. LOOM provides a flexible and safe language for developers to write execution filters that explicitly synchronize code. It then uses an evacuation algorithm to safely install the filters to live applications to avoid races. It reduces its performance overhead using hybrid instrumentation that combines static and dynamic instrumentation.

Provided by: Columbia University Topic: Software Date Added: Sep 2010 Format: PDF

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