Convergence Testing in Term-Level Bounded Model Checking
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- Bryant R.E., Lahiri S.K., Seshia S.A. (2003) Convergence Testing in Term-Level Bounded Model Checking. In: Geist D., Tronci E. (eds) Correct Hardware Design and Verification Methods. CHARME 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2860. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We consider the problem of bounded model checking of systems expressed in a decidable fragment of first-order logic. While model checking is not guaranteed to terminate for an arbitrary system, it converges for many practical examples, including pipelined processors. We give a new formal definition of convergence that generalizes previously stated criteria. We also give a sound semi-decision procedure to check this criterion based on a translation to quantified separation logic. Preliminary results on simple pipeline processor models are presented.