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Unfolding-based partial order reduction. (English) Zbl 1374.68342
Aceto, Luca (ed.) et al., 26th international conference on concurrency theory, CONCUR’15, Madrid, Spain, September 1–4, 2015. Proceedings. Wadern: Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Zentrum für Informatik (ISBN 978-3-939897-91-0). LIPIcs – Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics 42, 456-469 (2015).
Summary: Partial order reduction (POR) and net unfoldings are two alternative methods to tackle state-space explosion caused by concurrency. In this paper, we propose the combination of both approaches in an effort to combine their strengths. We first define, for an abstract execution model, unfolding semantics parameterized over an arbitrary independence relation. Based on it, our main contribution is a novel stateless POR algorithm that explores at most one execution per Mazurkiewicz trace, and in general, can explore exponentially fewer, thus achieving a form of super-optimality. Furthermore, our unfolding-based POR copes with non-terminating executions and incorporates state caching. On benchmarks with busy-waits, among others, our experiments show a dramatic reduction in the number of executions when compared to a state-of-the-art DPOR.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1329.68017].

68Q85 Models and methods for concurrent and distributed computing (process algebras, bisimulation, transition nets, etc.)
68Q60 Specification and verification (program logics, model checking, etc.)
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