Scalable Multi-core Model Checking Fairness Enhanced Systems

  • Yang Liu
  • Jun Sun
  • Jin Song Dong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5885)

Abstract

Rapid development in hardware industry has brought the prevalence of multi-core systems with shared-memory, which enabled the speedup of various tasks by using parallel algorithms. The Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) model checking problem is one of the difficult problems to be parallelized or scaled up to multi-core. In this work, we propose an on-the-fly parallel model checking algorithm based on the Tarjan’s strongly connected components (SCC) detection algorithm. The approach can be applied to general LTL model checking or with different fairness assumptions. Further, it is orthogonal to state space reduction techniques like partial order reduction. We enhance our PAT model checker with the technique and show its usability via the automated verification of several real-life systems. Experimental results show that our approach is scalable, especially when a system search space contains many SCCs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Liu
    • 1
  • Jun Sun
    • 1
  • Jin Song Dong
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ComputingNational University of Singapore 

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