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Design and validation of a message-passing system

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1 Author(s)
Fuyau Lin ; Dept. of Comput. Eng., Santa Clara Univ., CA, USA

The paper describes a case study for designing and validating the core of a message-passing communication system. The approach is based on the use of the Petri Net Workbench, the protocol validation language, PROMELA, and its simulator/validator, SPIN. By using these tools, a protocol and underlying hardware for communicating between two heterogeneous computer systems is designed and validated. A reachability analysis is performed which includes a check for live- and dead-lock system states.

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Software Specification and Design, 1993., Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on

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6-7 Dec 1993