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Mechanically checked proofs of kernel specifications

  • William R. Bevier
  • JØrgen F. SØgaard-Andersen
Session 3: Applications 1
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 575)

Abstract

This paper describes an experiment in the use of the Boyer-Moore logic to specify a non-finite state operating system kernel, and in the use of the Boyer-Moore theorem prover to prove the correctness of an implementation. The kernel specification had first been given in terms of a labeled transition system. It was transcribed into the Boyer-Moore logic so that an attempt could be made to mechanically check correctness proofs.

Keywords

Kernel mechanical proof checking Boyer-Moore Theorem Prover stepwise development labeled transition systems safety properties 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Bevier
    • 1
  • JØrgen F. SØgaard-Andersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Computational Logic Inc.Austin
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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