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On Monitoring C/C++ Transactional Memory Programs

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Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science (MEMICS 2014)

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Transactional memory (TM) is an increasingly popular technique for synchronising threads in multi-threaded programs. To address both correctness and performance-related issues of TM programs, one needs to monitor and analyse their execution. However, monitoring concurrent programs (including TM programs) may have a non-negligible impact on their behaviour, which may hamper the objectives of the intended analysis. In this paper, we propose several approaches for monitoring TM programs and study their impact on the behaviour of the monitored programs. The considered approaches range from specialised lightweight monitoring to generic heavyweight monitoring. The implemented monitoring tools are publicly available to the scientific community, and the implementation techniques used for lightweight monitoring of TM programs may be used as an inspiration for developing other specialised lightweight monitors.

The work was supported by the ESF COST Action IC1001 (Euro-TM), the COST project LD14001 and the Kontakt II project LH13265 of the Czech ministry of education, the BUT project FIT-S-14-2486, the EU/Czech IT4Innovations Centre of Excellence project CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0070, the EU/Czech Interdisciplinary Excellence Research Teams Establishment project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0005, and the research project PTDC/EIA?EIA/113613/2009 of the Portuguese National Science Foundation (FCT).

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Fiedor, J., Letko, Z., Lourenço, J., Vojnar, T. (2014). On Monitoring C/C++ Transactional Memory Programs. In: Hliněný, P., et al. Mathematical and Engineering Methods in Computer Science. MEMICS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 8934. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14896-0_7

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