Reasoning about Threads with Bounded Lock Chains

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Provided by: NEC Laboratories
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
With the increasing prevalence of multi-core processors and concurrent multi-threaded software, it is highly critical that dataflow analysis for concurrent programs, similar to the ones for the sequential domain, be developed. For sequential programs, Push-Down Systems (PDSs) have emerged as a powerful, unifying framework for efficiently encoding many inter-procedural dataflow analyses. Given a sequential program, abstract interpretation is first used to get a finite representation of the control part of the program while recursion is modeled using a stack.
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