Static Detection of Race Conditions in Erlang

Christakis, Maria and Sagonas, Konstantinos (2010) Static Detection of Race Conditions in Erlang. In: Practical Aspects of Declarative Languages. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. pp. 119-133. ISBN 978-3-642-11502-8. E-ISBN 978-3-642-11503-5. (doi: (Full text available)

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We address the problem of detecting some commonly occurring kinds of race conditions in Erlang programs using static analysis. Our analysis is completely automatic, fast and scalable, and avoids false alarms by taking language characteristics into account. We have integrated our analysis in dialyzer, a commonly used tool for detecting software defects in Erlang programs which is part of Erlang/OTP, and evaluate its effectiveness and performance on a suite of widely used industrial and open source programs of considerable size. The analysis has detected a significant number of previously unknown race conditions.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: M. Christaki
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 14:30 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 10:00 UTC
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