Local State Space Analysis to Assist Partial Order Reduction

Hao Zheng, Yingying Zhang, Chris Myers

This paper presents an approach to more efficient partial order reduction for model checking concurrent systems. This approach utilizes a compositional reachability analysis to generate over-approximate local state transition models for all processes in a concurrent system where an independence relation and other useful information can be extracted. The extracted independence relation, compared to what can be obtained by statically analyzing the system descriptions, is more precise and refined, therefore leads to more efficient partial order reduction. This approach is demonstrated on a set of concurrent system examples. Significantly higher reduction in state space has been observed in several cases compared to what can be obtained using SPIN.

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