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Title:Leveraging Code Comments to Improve Software Reliability
Author(s):Tan, Lin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Zhou, Yuanyuan
Department / Program:Computer Science
Discipline:Computer Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Computer Science
Abstract:Lastly, we proposed and implemented aComment to detect operating system concurrency bugs and handle the complex interaction between interrupts and lock. Specifically, we designed a new type of interrupt related annotations, and semi-automatically generated 96,821 such annotations for the Linux kernel. These annotations were automatically propagated from 246 seed annotations, directly inferred from comments and code assertions. By extracting annotations from both comments and code, we are able to extract more annotations than using a single source as only a small number (6) of the annotations can be extracted from both sources. These annotations were used to check against source code to detect software bugs, and 9 bugs were detected from the latest version of the Linux kernel at the time of writing.
Issue Date:2009
Description:107 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3395513
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009

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