Mechanising Data-Types for Kernel Design in Z
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- Freitas L. (2009) Mechanising Data-Types for Kernel Design in Z. In: Oliveira M.V.M., Woodcock J. (eds) Formal Methods: Foundations and Applications. SBMF 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5902. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We present results from the mechanisation of a priority queue and its operations. Our interest comes from its use in the specification and refinement of a scheduler for OS kernels for embedded real-time devices. It is part of a pilot project within the international Grand Challenge in Verified Software. Our work uncovers important hidden and missing properties, and their relation to kernel design.
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