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Dalvandi, Sadegh ; Doherty, Simon ; Dongol, Brijesh ; Wehrheim, Heike

Owicki-Gries Reasoning for C11 RAR

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Owicki-Gries reasoning for concurrent programs uses Hoare logic together with an interference freedom rule for concurrency. In this paper, we develop a new proof calculus for the C11 RAR memory model (a fragment of C11 with both relaxed and release-acquire accesses) that allows all Owicki-Gries proof rules for compound statements, including non-interference, to remain unchanged. Our proof method features novel assertions specifying thread-specific views on the state of programs. This is combined with a set of Hoare logic rules that describe how these assertions are affected by atomic program steps. We demonstrate the utility of our proof calculus by verifying a number of standard C11 litmus tests and Peterson’s algorithm adapted for C11. Our proof calculus and its application to program verification have been fully mechanised in the theorem prover Isabelle.

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  author =	{Sadegh Dalvandi and Simon Doherty and Brijesh Dongol and Heike Wehrheim},
  title =	{{Owicki-Gries Reasoning for C11 RAR}},
  booktitle =	{34th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2020)},
  pages =	{11:1--11:26},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-154-2},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{166},
  editor =	{Robert Hirschfeld and Tobias Pape},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-131687},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2020.11},
  annote =	{Keywords: C11, Verification, Hoare logic, Owicki-Gries, Isabelle}

Keywords: C11, Verification, Hoare logic, Owicki-Gries, Isabelle
Collection: 34th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 06.11.2020
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