Locating Failure-Inducing Environment Changes

Traditionally, debugging refers to the process of locating the program portions which are responsible for a program failure. However, a program also fails when the execution environment does not meet the requirement/assumption of the program. Unfortunately, few existing debugging techniques addresses the problem of changing operating system environment. In this paper, the authors propose an effective record-replay technique called Semi-replay to solve this problem. Semi-replay records all the essential interactions between an application and its underlying operating system environment where it successfully executed.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Software Date Added: Sep 2011 Format: PDF

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