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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 8

Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Efficient Data-Race Detection with Dynamic Symbolic Execution

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2016F117

Citation: Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 8, pages 17191726 ()

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Abstract. This paper presents data race detection using dynamic symbolic execution and hybrid lockset / happens-before analysis. Symbolic execution is used to explore the execution tree of multi-threaded software for FIFO scheduling on a single CPU core. Compared to exploring the joint scheduling and execution tree, the combinatorial explosion is drastically reduced. An SMT solver is used to control a debugger's machine interface for adaptive dynamic instrumentation to drive program execution into desired paths. Data races are detected in concrete execution with available static binary instrumentation using hybrid analysis. State interpolation using unsatisfiable cores is employed for path pruning, to avoid exploration of paths that do not contribute to increasing branch coverage. An implementation in Eclipse CDT is described and evaluated with data race test cases from the Juliet C/C++ test suite for program analyzers.


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