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Accurate and efficient filtering for the Intel thread checker race detector

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Accurate and efficient filtering for the Intel thread checker race detector
Debugging data races in parallel applications is a difficult task. Error-causing data races may appear to vanish due to changes in an application's optimization level, thread scheduling, whether or not a debugger is used, and other effects. Further, many race conditions cause incorrect program behavior only in rare scenarios and may lie undetected during software testing. Tools exist today that do a decent job in finding data races in multi-threaded applications. Some data-race detection tools are very efficient and can detect data races with less than a 2x performance penalty. Most such tools, however, do not provide enough information to the user, require recompilation, or impose other usage restrictions. Other tools, such as the one considered in this paper (Intel's Thread Checker), provide users with plenty of useful information and can be used with any application binary, but have high overheads
Paul Sack, Brian E. Bliss, Zhiqiang Ma, Paul Peter
Added 20 Aug 2010
Updated 20 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ASPLOS
Authors Paul Sack, Brian E. Bliss, Zhiqiang Ma, Paul Petersen, Josep Torrellas
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