Ivannikov Institute for System Programming of the RAS


Towards Deductive Verification of Concurrent Linux Kernel Code with Jessie.

Authors

Mikhail Mandrykin, Alexey Khoroshilov

Abstract

The paper considers the challenge of deductively verifying Linux kernel code written in C programming language with extensive use of low-level memory operations and interactions with the highly concurrent environment. The paper presents an initial approach to specification and verification of concurrent code working with shared data by proving the code's compliance with specified synchronization discipline. The proposal is illustrated with an example specifying a user-side simplified model of the read-copy-update synchronization mechanism widely used within the Linux kernel.

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Keywords

verification, concurrency, ownership, invariants, C semantics

Edition

Proceedings of the CSIT 2015.

Research Group

Software Engineering

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