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Title:Architectural Support for Software Debugging
Author(s):Zhou, Pin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Zhou, Yuanyuan
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Computer Science
Abstract:We also present an incremental checking framework, called iChecker, that leverages iWatcher to provide an iChecker library for efficient, incremental, run-time consistency checks of mutable data structures in C programs. The basic idea of iChecker is to perform a consistency check with a local check (on the parts that need to be checked due to the modifications since the last consistency check) instead of with a global check. The evaluation using four case studies shows that iChecker reduces the checking overhead by 1.1-155 times (23.3 on average) over global checks for large data structures. The required code modifications for iChecker are 25-108 lines (including the global checkers), which are 10-56 lines more than the modifications for traditional global checks.
Issue Date:2006
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:122 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/81750
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3243045
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2006


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