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Executable Analysis using Abstract Interpretation with Circular Linear Progressions

Sen, Rathijit and Srikant, YN (2007) Executable Analysis using Abstract Interpretation with Circular Linear Progressions. In: 5th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for Codesign, 2007. MEMOCODE 2007., May 30 2007-June 2 2007 , Nice.

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Abstract

We propose a new abstract domain for static analysis of executable code. Concrete states are abstracted using circular linear progressions (CLPs). CLPs model computations using a finite word length as is seen in any real life processor. The finite abstraction allows handling overflow scenarios in a natural and straight-forward manner. Abstract transfer functions have been defined for a wide range of operations which makes this domain easily applicable for analyzing code for a wide range of ISAs. CLPs combine the scalability of interval domains with the discreteness of linear congruence domains. We also present a novel, lightweight method to track linear equality relations between static objects that is used by the analysis to improve precision. The analysis is efficient, the total space and time overhead being quadratic in the number of static objects being tracked.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation (Formerly, School of Automation)
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2011 08:53
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2011 08:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/41481

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