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Analysis and Testing of Concurrent Programs

LETKO Zdeněk. Analysis and Testing of Concurrent Programs. Information Sciences and Technologies Bulletin of the ACM Slovakia, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 1-8. ISSN 1338-1237. Available from: http://acmbulletin.fiit.stuba.sk/vol5num3.html
Czech title
Analýza a testování vícevláknových programů
Type
journal article
Language
english
Authors
URL
Keywords
concurrency, testing, noise injection, optimization algorithms
Abstract
In this paper, a methodology for deriving concurrency coverage metrics which measure how well the synchronisation and concurrency-related behaviour of tested programs has been examined is introduced. Next, our experiences with testing multi-threaded programs using a noise injection
technique are discussed showing that there is no silver bullet among the noise injection techniques. Finally, a novel use of stochastic optimisation algorithms in the area of concurrency testing is proposed in the form of their
application for finding suitable combinations of values of the many parameters of tests and the noise injection techniques. The approach has been implemented in a prototype way and tested on a set of benchmark programs, showing its potential to significantly improve the testing process.
Published
2013
Pages
1-8
Journal
Information Sciences and Technologies Bulletin of the ACM Slovakia, vol. 5, no. 3, ISSN 1338-1237
Publisher
Vydavateľstvo STU
BibTeX
@ARTICLE{FITPUB10494,
   author = "Zden\v{e}k Letko",
   title = "Analysis and Testing of Concurrent Programs",
   pages = "1--8",
   journal = "Information Sciences and Technologies Bulletin of the ACM Slovakia",
   volume = 5,
   number = 3,
   year = 2013,
   ISSN = "1338-1237",
   language = "english",
   url = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/10494"
}
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