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Mind the Gap: Verification Framework for Low-Level C

Winwood, Simon; Klein, Gerwin; Sewell, Thomas; Andronick, June; Cock, David; Norrish, Michael

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This paper presents the formal Isabelle/HOL framework we use to prove refinement between an executable, monadic specification and the C implementation of the seL4 microkernel. We describe the refinement framework itself, the automated tactics it supports, and the connection to our previous C verification framework. We also report on our experience in applying the framework to seL4. The characteristics of this microkernel verification are the size of the target (8, 700 lines of C code), the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWinwood, Simon
dc.contributor.authorKlein, Gerwin
dc.contributor.authorSewell, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorAndronick, June
dc.contributor.authorCock, David
dc.contributor.authorNorrish, Michael
dc.coverage.spatialMunich Germany
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:33:36Z
dc.date.createdAugust 17-20 2009
dc.identifier.isbn9783642033582
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/23350
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the formal Isabelle/HOL framework we use to prove refinement between an executable, monadic specification and the C implementation of the seL4 microkernel. We describe the refinement framework itself, the automated tactics it supports, and the connection to our previous C verification framework. We also report on our experience in applying the framework to seL4. The characteristics of this microkernel verification are the size of the target (8, 700 lines of C code), the treatment of low-level programming constructs, the focus on high performance, and the large subset of the C programming language addressed, which includes pointer arithmetic and type-unsafe code.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Conference on Theorem Proving in Higher Order Logics (TPHOLs 2009)
dc.sourceProceedings of International Conference on Theorem Proving in Higher Order Logics (TPHOLs 2009)
dc.source.urihttp://www.springerlink.com/content/m853h8912641/?p=6c938061f299441bbb60953e185385ecπ=72
dc.subjectKeywords: C codes; C programming languages; Isabelle/HOl; Pointer arithmetic; Verification framework; C (programming language); Formal logic; Problem solving; Theorem proving
dc.titleMind the Gap: Verification Framework for Low-Level C
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor080203 - Computational Logic and Formal Languages
local.identifier.absfor080503 - Networking and Communications
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4607519xPUB26
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWinwood, Simon, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationKlein, Gerwin, National ICT Australia
local.contributor.affiliationSewell, Thomas, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationAndronick, June, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationCock, David, University of New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationNorrish, Michael, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage500
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage515
local.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-642-03359-9_34
dc.date.updated2016-06-14T09:06:35Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-70350303809
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