Certified Memory Usage Analysis

  • David Cachera
  • Thomas Jensen
  • David Pichardie
  • Gerardo Schneider
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3582)


We present a certified algorithm for resource usage analysis, applicable to languages in the style of Java byte code. The algorithm verifies that a program executes in bounded memory. The algorithm is destined to be used in the development process of applets and for enhanced byte code verification on embedded devices. We have therefore aimed at a low-complexity algorithm derived from a loop detection algorithm for control flow graphs. The expression of the algorithm as a constraint-based static analysis of the program over simple lattices provides a link with abstract interpretation that allows to state and prove formally the correctness of the analysis with respect to an operational semantics of the program. The certification is based on an abstract interpretation framework implemented in the Coq proof assistant which has been used to provide a complete formalisation and formal verification of all correctness proofs.


Program analysis certified memory analysis theorem proving constraint solving 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Cachera
    • 1
  • Thomas Jensen
    • 2
  • David Pichardie
    • 1
  • Gerardo Schneider
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.IRISA/ENS Cachan (Bretagne)BruzFrance
  2. 2.IRISA/CNRSRennes cedexFrance
  3. 3.Dept. of InformaticsUniv. of OsloOsloNorway

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