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Sound, Complete and Scalable Path-Sensitive Analysis Isil Dillig Thomas Dillig Alex Aiken
 

Summary: Sound, Complete and Scalable Path-Sensitive Analysis
Isil Dillig Thomas Dillig Alex Aiken
Computer Science Department
Stanford University
{isil, tdillig, aiken}@cs.stanford.edu
Abstract
We present a new, precise technique for fully path- and context-
sensitive program analysis. Our technique exploits two observa-
tions: First, using quantified, recursive formulas, path- and context-
sensitive conditions for many program properties can be expressed
exactly. To compute a closed form solution to such recursive con-
straints, we differentiate between observable and unobservable
variables, the latter of which are existentially quantified in our ap-
proach. Using the insight that unobservable variables can be elimi-
nated outside a certain scope, our technique computes satisfiability-
and validity-preserving closed-form solutions to the original recur-
sive constraints. We prove the solution is as precise as the original
system for answering may and must queries as well as being small
in practice, allowing our technique to scale to the entire Linux
kernel, a program with over 6 million lines of code.

  

Source: Aiken, Alex - Department of Computer Science, Stanford University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences