Verifying the Microsoft Hyper-V Hypervisor with VCC
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- Leinenbach D., Santen T. (2009) Verifying the Microsoft Hyper-V Hypervisor with VCC. In: Cavalcanti A., Dams D.R. (eds) FM 2009: Formal Methods. FM 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5850. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
VCC is an industrial-strength verification suite for the formal verification of concurrent, low-level C code. It is being developed by Microsoft Research, Redmond, and the European Microsoft Innovation Center, Aachen. The development is driven by two applications from the Verisoft XT project: the Microsoft Hyper-V Hypervisor and SYSGO’s PikeOS micro kernel.
This paper gives a brief overview on the Hypervisor with a special focus on verification related challenges this kind of low-level software poses. It discusses how the design of VCC addresses these challenges, and highlights some specific issues of the Hypervisor verification and how they can be solved with VCC.
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