POPL 2017
Sun 15 - Sat 21 January 2017
Thu 19 Jan 2017 14:45 - 15:10 at Amphitheater 44 - Concurrency 2 Chair(s): Nobuko Yoshida

The intricate rules for memory ordering and synchronisation associated with the C/C++11 memory model mean that data races can be difficult to eliminate from concurrent programs. Dynamic data race analysis can pinpoint races in large and complex applications, but the state-of-the-art ThreadSanitizer (tsan) tool for C/C++ considers only sequentially consistent program executions, and does not correctly model synchronisation between C/C++11 atomic operations. We present a scalable dynamic data race analysis for C/C++11 that correctly captures C/C++11 synchronisation, and uses instrumentation to support exploration of a class of non sequentially consistent executions. We concisely define the memory model fragment captured by our instrumentation via a restricted axiomatic semantics, and show that the axiomatic semantics permits exactly those executions explored by our instrumentation. We have implemented analysis in tsan, and evaluate its effectiveness on benchmark programs, enabling a comparison with the CDSChecker tool, and on two large and highly concurrent applications: the Firefox and Chromium web browsers. Our results show that our method can detect races that are beyond the scope of the original tsan tool, and that the overhead associated with applying our enhanced instrumentation to large applications is tolerable.

Thu 19 Jan

POPL-2017-papers
14:20 - 16:00: POPL - Concurrency 2 at Amphitheater 44
Chair(s): Nobuko YoshidaImperial College London, UK
POPL-2017-papers14:20 - 14:45
Talk
Shaked FlurUniversity of Cambridge, Susmit SarkarUniversity of St. Andrews, UK, Christopher PulteUniversity of Cambridge, Kyndylan NienhuisUniversity of Cambridge, Luc MarangetINRIA Rocquencourt, Kathryn E. GrayUniversity of Cambridge, Ali SezginUniversity of Cambridge, Mark BattyUniversity of Kent, Peter SewellUniversity of Cambridge
POPL-2017-papers14:45 - 15:10
Talk
Christopher LidburyImperial College London, Alastair DonaldsonImperial College London
POPL-2017-papers15:10 - 15:35
Talk
Lucas BrutschyETH Zurich, Dimitar DimitrovETH Zurich, Switzerland, Peter MüllerETH Zurich, Martin VechevETH Zurich
Pre-print
POPL-2017-papers15:35 - 16:00
Talk
Jochen HoenickeUniversität Freiburg, Rupak MajumdarMPI-SWS, Andreas PodelskiUniversity of Freiburg, Germany