LDV Tools 0.7 comes with quite a lot improvements and bug fixes:
- Compatibility with Linux kernel 3.17-3.19.
- Improvements in 12 existing rule specifications:
LDV team member Ilja Zakharov gave a talk “Modeling Environment for Static Verification of Linux Kernel Modules” at the 9th Ershov Informatics Conference. The talk presented results of joint research with Alexey Khoroshilov, Vadim Mutilin and Evgeny Novikov dedicated to modeling environment of Linux kernel modules for the purpose of their static verification using modern software model checking tools.
Linux Driver Verification Team members, Alexey Khoroshilov and Vadim Mutilin, took part in the Dagstuhl Seminar on Evaluating Software Verification Systems: Benchmarks and Competitions at April 21–25, 2014. The seminar was organized by Dirk Beyer (Universität Passau), Marieke Huisman (University of Twente), Vladimir Klebanov (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) and Rosemary Monahan (NUI Maynooth).
BLAST 2.7.2 was presented at the 3rd International Competition on Software Verification held at TACAS 2014 in Grenoble, France. This year BLAST won the gold medal in the DeviceDrivers64 category.
4th Linux Driver Verification Workshop was held in Passau, Germany on April 2-4. The workshop was arranged by prof. Alexander Petrenko (Linux Verification Center, ISPRAS, Moscow, Russia) and prof. Dirk Beyer (University of Passau, Germany).
The major feature of this release is a control groups based resource manager aimed to limit and to count resource consumption of verifiers. Linux control groups allow to perform very accurate measurements without any noticeable overhead. Other important changes are as follows:
- Support for automatic verification of modules of the Linux kernel in user-defined configurations, including different computer architectures.
After more then 2 years of active development we are happy to announce that we released LDV Tools 0.4. This version includes a lot of improvements and many bug fixes. In total it consists of about 900 commits that were made just in the LDV Tools repository not including submodules. The most significant changes are:
- Improvements in existing rule specifications:
3rd Linux Driver Verification workshop was held in Moscow, Russia at June, 19-21. The workshop was arranged by prof. Alexander Petrenko (Linux Verification Center, ISPRAS, Moscow, Russia) and prof. Dirk Beyer (University of Passau, Germany).