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Actor- and Task-Selection Strategies for Pruning Redundant State-Exploration in Testing



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Albert Albiol, Elvira and Arenas Sánchez, Puri and Gómez Zamalloa, Miguel (2014) Actor- and Task-Selection Strategies for Pruning Redundant State-Exploration in Testing. In 34th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference on Formal Techniques for Distributed Objects, Components and Systems, FORTE 2014, June 2014, Berlin.


Official URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-662-43613-4_4#page-1


Testing concurrent systems requires exploring all possible non-deterministic interleavings that the concurrent execution may have. This is because any of the interleavings may reveal the erroneous behaviour. In testing of actor systems, we can distinguish two sources of non-determinism: (1) actor-selection, the order in which actors are explored and (2) task-selection, the order in which the tasks within each actor are explored. This paper provides new strategies and heuristics for pruning redundant state-exploration when testing actor systems by reducing the amount of unnecessary non-determinism. First, we propose a method and heuristics for actor-selection based on tracking the amount and the type of interactions among actors. Second, we can avoid further redundant interleavings in task-selection by taking into account the access to the shared-memory that the tasks make.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 8461

Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Software
ID Code:36911
Deposited On:11 Apr 2016 14:08
Last Modified:20 Apr 2016 11:49

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