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Debugging concurrent Ada programs by deterministic execution

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3 Author(s)
Kuo-Chung Tai ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, USA ; Carver, R.H. ; Obaid, E.E.

A language-based approach to deterministic execution debugging of concurrent Ada programs is presented. The approach is to define synchronization (SYN)-sequences of a concurrent Ada program in terms of Ada language constructs and to replay such SYN-sequences without the need for system-dependent debugging tools. It is shown how to define a SYN-sequence of a concurrent Ada program in order to provide sufficient information for deterministic execution. It is also shown how to transform a concurrent Ada program P so that the SYN-sequences of previous executions of P can be replayed. This transformation adds an Ada task to P that controls program execution by synchronizing with the original tasks in P. A brief description is given of the implementation of tools supporting deterministic execution debugging of concurrent Ada programs

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan 1991

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