By Topic

Multithreaded Java program test generation

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $33
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
O. Edelstein ; IBM Research Division, Haifa Research Laboratory, MATAM, 31905, Israel ; E. Farchi ; Y. Nir ; G. Ratsaby
more authors

We describe ConTest, a tool for detecting synchronization faults in multithreaded Java™ programs. The program under test is seeded with a sleep( ), yield( ), or priority( ) primitive at shared memory accesses and synchronization events. At run time, ConTest makes random or coverage-based decisions as to whether the seeded primitive is to be executed. Thus, the probability of finding concurrent faults is increased. A replay algorithm facilitates debugging by saving the order of shared memory accesses and synchronization events.

Note: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated is distributing this Article with permission of the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) who is the exclusive owner. The recipient of this Article may not assign, sublicense, lease, rent or otherwise transfer, reproduce, prepare derivative works, publicly display or perform, or distribute the Article.  

Published in:

IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 1 )