Accession Number:

AD1014904

Title:

Composing Interfering Abstract Protocols

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA PITTSBURGH United States

Report Date:

2016-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

170.0

Abstract:

The undisciplined use of shared mutable state can be a source of program errors when aliases unsafely interfere with each other. While protocol-based techniques to reason about interference abound, they do not address two practical concerns the decidability of protocol composition and its integration with protocol abstraction. We show that our composition procedure is decidable and that it ensures safe interference even when composing abstract protocols. To evaluate the expressiveness of our protocol framework for ensuring safe shared memory interference, we show how this same protocol framework can be used to model safe, typeful message-passing concurrency idioms.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE