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30-Jun-2017: A.P. Ershov Informatics Conference took place in Moscow

11th A.P. Ershov Informatics Conference (the PSI Conference Series) has taken place in Moscow, Russia. At the conference Evgeny Novikov and Ilja Zakharov, who represent the Linux Driver Verification project, gave a talk dedicated to features and problems of application of existing static verification tools to arbitrary GNU C programs.

30-May-2017: AstraVer plugin was presented at Frama-C & SPARK Day 2017

Our experience in deductive verification of Linux kernel components using Frama-C with AstraVer plugin, including our combined model for bounded integers, was presented at Frama-C & SPARK Day 2017 held on May, 30th at Université Paris-Diderot, Paris, France.

27-Apr-2017: CPAchecker-BAM-BnB and BLAST 2.7.3 at SV-COMP'2017

CPAchecker-BAM-BnB and BLAST 2.7.3 were presented at the 6th International Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP) held at TACAS 2017 in Uppsala, Sweden.

30-Mar-2017: XIX scientific conference "RusCrypto'2017" took place in Moscow

XIX scientific conference "RusCrypto'2017" has taken place in Moscow region on March, 21-24 at "Sunny Park Hotel & SPA" dedicated to information security and privacy.

05-Mar-2017: 4-th International Conference on Tools and Methods of Program Analysis took place in Moscow

The 4th Tools & Methods of Program Analysis International Conference (TMPA 2017) organized in cooperation with ACM Sigsoft has taken place in Moscow, Russia. At the conference Pavel Andrianov and Ilja Zakharov gave talks representing Linux Driver Verification project.

30-Nov-2016: Astraver Toolset 1.1 released

Astraver Toolset 1.1 comes with the following improvements:

C language support

  • Initial support for pointer arithmetic involving nested structures e.g. `container_of' macro from the Linux kernel.
    In particular, the new implementation allows to prove the validity of the pointer to the outer structure obtained by subtracting the offset of the inner structure from the pointer to that structure.

New approach to support modulo arithmetic operations on values of integral C types in ACSL

27-Sep-2016: 6th Linux Driver Verification Workshop took place in Passau

6th Linux Driver Verification Workshop was held in Passau, Germany on September 22-23 colocated with 1st International Workshop on CPAchecker.

16-Aug-2016: Analysis of race condition warnings in the Linux kernel

Pavel Andrianov has finished Google Summer of Code 2016 project "Analysis of race condition warnings in the Linux kernel" for The Linux Foundation.

Race conditions are a kind of bugs that are hard to detect — they may manifest itself only on rare schedules, and they are hard to fix — they often require rethinking and careful selection of synchronization mechanism.

11-Apr-2016: BLAST 2.7.3 at SV-COMP'2016

BLAST 2.7.3 was presented at the 5th International Competition on Software Verification (SV-COMP) held at TACAS 2016 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. This year BLAST has won the bronze medal in the DeviceDriversLinux64 category.

13-Oct-2015: LDV project - the 200 bugs in Linux kernel fixed

The 200 bugs found by the Linux Driver Verification project have been fixed in the Linux kernel. 151 patches developed by members of the LDV team have found their way to the mainline kernel.