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AtomRace: data race and atomicity violation detector and healer

Originální název

AtomRace: data race and atomicity violation detector and healer

Anglický název

AtomRace: data race and atomicity violation detector and healer

Jazyk

en

Originální abstrakt

The paper proposes a novel algorithm called AtomRace for a  dynamic detection of data races. Data races are detected as a special case of atomicity violations on atomic sections specially defined to span just particular read/write instructions and the transfer of control to and from them. A key ingredient allowing AtomRace to efficiently detect races on such short atomic sections is a use of techniques for a careful injection of noise into the scheduling of the monitored programs. The approach is very simple, fully automated, avoids false alarms, and allows for a lower overhead and better scalability than many other existing dynamic data race detection algorithms. We illustrate these facts by a set of experiments with a prototype implementation of AtomRace. Further, AtomRace can also be  applied to detect atomicity violations on more general atomic sections than those used for the data race detection. They can be defined by the user or obtained by some static analysis.

Anglický abstrakt

The paper proposes a novel algorithm called AtomRace for a  dynamic detection of data races. Data races are detected as a special case of atomicity violations on atomic sections specially defined to span just particular read/write instructions and the transfer of control to and from them. A key ingredient allowing AtomRace to efficiently detect races on such short atomic sections is a use of techniques for a careful injection of noise into the scheduling of the monitored programs. The approach is very simple, fully automated, avoids false alarms, and allows for a lower overhead and better scalability than many other existing dynamic data race detection algorithms. We illustrate these facts by a set of experiments with a prototype implementation of AtomRace. Further, AtomRace can also be  applied to detect atomicity violations on more general atomic sections than those used for the data race detection. They can be defined by the user or obtained by some static analysis.

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT30496,
  author="Zdeněk {Letko} and Tomáš {Vojnar} and Bohuslav {Křena}",
  title="AtomRace: data race and atomicity violation detector and healer",
  annote="The paper proposes a novel algorithm called AtomRace for a 
dynamic detection of data races. Data races are detected as a special case of
atomicity violations on atomic sections specially defined to span just particular
read/write instructions and the transfer of control to and from them. A key
ingredient allowing AtomRace to efficiently detect races on such short atomic
sections is a use of techniques for a careful injection of noise into the
scheduling of the monitored programs. The approach is very simple, fully
automated, avoids false alarms, and allows for a lower overhead and better
scalability than many other existing dynamic data race detection algorithms. We
illustrate these facts by a set of experiments with a prototype implementation of
AtomRace. Further, AtomRace can also be  applied to detect atomicity violations
on more general atomic sections than those used for the data race detection. They
can be defined by the user or 
obtained by some static analysis.",
  address="Association for Computing Machinery",
  booktitle="PADTAD '08",
  chapter="30496",
  edition="Proceedings of the 6th workshop on Parallel and distributed systems",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Association for Computing Machinery",
  year="2008",
  month="july",
  pages="1--10",
  publisher="Association for Computing Machinery",
  type="conference paper"
}