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Dependence-Based Multi-Level Tracing and Replay for Wireless Sensor Networks Debugging

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Executive Summary

Due to resource constraints and unreliable communication, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) programming and debugging remain to be challenging tasks. Deterministic replay is an error diagnosis method which has long been proposed for distributed systems. However, one of the significant hurdles for applying deterministic replay on WSN is posed by the small program memory on typical sensor nodes. This paper proposes a dependence-based multi-level method for memory-efficient tracing and replay. In the interest of portability across different hardware platforms, the method is implemented as a source-level tracing and replaying tool.

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