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Testing using Log File Analysis: Tools, Methods, and Issues

Summary: Testing using Log File Analysis:
Tools, Methods, and Issues
James H. Andrews
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Large software systems often keep log files of events.
Such log files can be analyzed to check whether a run of a
program reveals faults in the system. We discuss how such
log files can be used in software testing. We present a frame­
work for automatically analyzing log files, and describe a
language for specifying analyzer programs and an imple­
mentation of that language. The language permits compo­
sitional, compact specifications of software, which act as
test oracles; we discuss the use and efficacy of these ora­
cles for unit­ and system­level testing in various settings. We
explore methodological issues such as efficiency and log­
ging policies, and the scope and limitations of the frame­


Source: Andrews, Jamie - Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences