Publication detail

Low-Level Bi-Abduction

HOLÍK, L. PERINGER, P. ROGALEWICZ, A. ŠOKOVÁ, V. VOJNAR, T. ZULEGER, F.

Original Title

Low-Level Bi-Abduction

English Title

Low-Level Bi-Abduction

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The paper proposes a new static analysis designed to handle open programs, i.e., fragments of programs, with dynamic pointer-linked data structures in particular, various kinds of lists that employ advanced low-level pointer operations. The goal is to allow such programs be analysed without a need of writing analysis harnesses that would first initialise the structures being handled. The approach builds on a special flavour of separation logic and the approach of bi-abduction. The code of interest is analyzed along the call tree, starting from its leaves, with each function analysed just once without any call context, leading to a set of contracts summarizing the behaviour of the analysed functions. In order to handle the considered programs, methods of abduction existing in the literature are significantly modified and extended in the paper. The proposed approach has been implemented in a tool prototype and successfully evaluated on not large but complex programs.

English abstract

The paper proposes a new static analysis designed to handle open programs, i.e., fragments of programs, with dynamic pointer-linked data structures in particular, various kinds of lists that employ advanced low-level pointer operations. The goal is to allow such programs be analysed without a need of writing analysis harnesses that would first initialise the structures being handled. The approach builds on a special flavour of separation logic and the approach of bi-abduction. The code of interest is analyzed along the call tree, starting from its leaves, with each function analysed just once without any call context, leading to a set of contracts summarizing the behaviour of the analysed functions. In order to handle the considered programs, methods of abduction existing in the literature are significantly modified and extended in the paper. The proposed approach has been implemented in a tool prototype and successfully evaluated on not large but complex programs.

Keywords

programs with dynamic linked data structures, programs with pointers, low-level pointer operations, static analysis, shape analysis, separation logic, bi-abduction

Released

23.06.2022

Publisher

Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik

Location

Wadern

ISBN

978-3-95977-225-9

Book

36th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2022)

Edition

Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics

Číslo vydání

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

1

Pages to

30

Pages count

30

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT178210,
  author="Lukáš {Holík} and Petr {Peringer} and Adam {Rogalewicz} and Veronika {Šoková} and Tomáš {Vojnar} and Florian {Zuleger}",
  title="Low-Level Bi-Abduction",
  annote="The paper proposes a new static analysis designed to handle open programs, i.e.,
fragments of programs, with dynamic pointer-linked data structures in particular,
various kinds of lists that employ advanced low-level pointer operations. The
goal is to allow such programs be analysed without a need of writing analysis
harnesses that would first initialise the structures being handled. The approach
builds on a special flavour of separation logic and the approach of bi-abduction.
The code of interest is analyzed along the call tree, starting from its leaves,
with each function analysed just once without any call context, leading to a set
of contracts summarizing the behaviour of the analysed functions. In order to
handle the considered programs, methods of abduction existing in the literature
are significantly modified and extended in the paper. The proposed approach has
been implemented in a tool prototype and successfully evaluated on not large but
complex programs.",
  address="Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik",
  booktitle="36th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2022)",
  chapter="178210",
  doi="10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2022.19",
  edition="Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik",
  number="222",
  year="2022",
  month="june",
  pages="1--30",
  publisher="Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik",
  type="conference paper"
}