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A heuristic approach to path selection problem in concurrent program testing

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2 Author(s)
Su-Yu Hsu ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Inf. Eng., Nat. Chiao Tung Univ., Hsinchu, Taiwan ; Chyan-Goei Chung

Repeated execution of a concurrent program with the same input may produce different sequence of rendezvous, thus making different output. The output of a concurrent program executed is determined by both the statements traversed by each task and the sequence of rendezvous. The traversed statements of each task constitute a task path, all task paths in an execution instance constitute a concurrent path. This paper proposes a new approach to generate all feasible concurrent paths from task path sets of a concurrent program. All possible rendezvous sequences of each feasible concurrent path are also generated. A heuristic approach is also proposed to select the suitable concurrent path set which satisfies node or branch coverage criterion

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Distributed Computing Systems, 1992., Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Future Trends of

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14-16 Apr 1992