36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE Companion 2014), May 31 – June 7, 2014, Hyderabad, India

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Avoiding Deadlocks using Stalemate and Dimmunix
Surabhi Pandey, Sushanth Bhat, and Vivek Shanbhag
(IIIT Bangalore, India)
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Abstract: The execution of a concurrent Java program can deadlock if its threads attempt to acquire shared locks in cyclic order. The JVM permits such behaviour. Research has demonstrated that such deadlocks can be predicted through static analysis. It is also known that a tool like Dimmunix helps to avoid deadlocks whose deadlock patterns (fingerprints) are known. The current work combines both approaches: conducting static analysis to predict possible deadlocks and provide their corresponding fingerprints to Dimmunix. These fingerprints forewarn Dimmunix of all deadlock possibilities rather than it learn about them one at a time. For our experiments we use 8 deadlock programs that were developed based upon deadlock predictions from static analysis of the entire JRE by a tool called Stalemate. We design a process to generate Dimmunix fingerprints from deadlock predictions.


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