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Eraser: A Dynamic Data Race Detector for Multi-Threaded Programs

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Eraser: A Dynamic Data Race Detector for Multi-Threaded Programs
Multi-threaded programming is difficult and error prone. It is easy to make a mistake in synchronization that produces a data race, yet it can be extremely hard to locate this mistake during debugging. This paper describes a new tool, called Eraser, for dynamically detecting data races in lock-based multi-threaded programs. Eraser uses binary rewriting techniques to monitor every shared memory reference and verify that consistent locking behavior is observed. We present several case studies, including undergraduate coursework and a multi-threaded Web search engine, that demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach.
Stefan Savage, Michael Burrows, Greg Nelson, Patri
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Type Conference
Year 1997
Where SOSP
Authors Stefan Savage, Michael Burrows, Greg Nelson, Patrick Sobalvarro, Thomas E. Anderson
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