Formal Derivation of Concurrent Garbage Collectors
Pavlovic, Dusko and Pepper, Peter and Smith, Douglas R. (2010) Formal Derivation of Concurrent Garbage Collectors. In: 10th International Conference on Mathematics of Program Construction, MPC 2010, June 21-23, 2010, Québec City, Canada (pp. pp. 353-376).
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|Abstract:||Concurrent garbage collectors are notoriously difficult to implement correctly. Previous approaches to the issue of producing correct collectors have mainly been based on posit-and-prove verification or on the application of domain-specific templates and transformations. We show how to derive the upper reaches of a family of concurrent garbage collectors by refinement from a formal specification, emphasizing the application of domain-independent design theories and transformations. A key contribution is an extension to the classical lattice-theoretic fixpoint theorems to account for the dynamics of concurrent mutation and collection.
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|Copyright:||© 2010 Springer|
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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