Swarm-based verification methods split a verification problem into a large number of independent simpler tasks and so exploit the availability of large numbers of cores to speed up verification. Lazy-CSeq is a BMC-based bug-finding tool for C programs using POSIX threads that is based on sequentialization. Here we present the tool VeriSmart 2.0, which extends Lazy-CSeq with a swarm-based bug-finding method. The key idea of this approach is to constrain the interleaving such that context switches can only happen within selected tiles (more specifically, contiguous code segments within the individual threads). This under-approximates the program's behaviours, with the number and size of tiles as additional parameters, which allows us to vary the complexity of the tasks. Overall, this significantly improves peak memory consumption and (wall-clock) analysis time.

VeriSmart 2.0: Swarm-based bug-finding for multi-threaded programs with lazy-CSeq

Parlato G.
2019

Abstract

Swarm-based verification methods split a verification problem into a large number of independent simpler tasks and so exploit the availability of large numbers of cores to speed up verification. Lazy-CSeq is a BMC-based bug-finding tool for C programs using POSIX threads that is based on sequentialization. Here we present the tool VeriSmart 2.0, which extends Lazy-CSeq with a swarm-based bug-finding method. The key idea of this approach is to constrain the interleaving such that context switches can only happen within selected tiles (more specifically, contiguous code segments within the individual threads). This under-approximates the program's behaviours, with the number and size of tiles as additional parameters, which allows us to vary the complexity of the tasks. Overall, this significantly improves peak memory consumption and (wall-clock) analysis time.
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