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Efficient type and memory safety for tiny embedded systems

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Efficient type and memory safety for tiny embedded systems
We report our experience in implementing type and memory safety in an efficient manner for sensor network nodes running TinyOS: tiny embedded systems running legacy, C-like code. A compiler for a safe language must often insert dynamic checks into the programs it produces; these generally make programs both larger and slower. In this paper, we describe our novel compiler toolchain, which uses a family of techniques to minimize or avoid these run-time costs. Our results show that safety can in fact be implemented cheaply on low-end 8-bit microcontrollers.
John Regehr, Nathan Cooprider, Will Archer, Eric E
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ASPLOS
Authors John Regehr, Nathan Cooprider, Will Archer, Eric Eide
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