A Constructive Approach for Proving Data Structures’ Linearizability

  • Kfir Lev-AriEmail author
  • Gregory Chockler
  • Idit Keidar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9363)


We present a comprehensive methodology for proving correctness of concurrent data structures. We exemplify our methodology by using it to give a roadmap for proving linearizability of the popular Lazy List implementation of the concurrent set abstraction. Correctness is based on our key theorem, which captures sufficient conditions for linearizability. In contrast to prior work, our conditions are derived directly from the properties of the data structure in sequential runs, without requiring the linearization points to be explicitly identified.


Base Point Shared Memory Constructive Approach Sequential Execution Shared State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EE DepartmentTechnion – Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.CS DepartmentRoyal Holloway University of LondonEghamUK

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