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23-Jun-2013: 3rd Linux Driver Verification Workshop took place in Moscow

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).

12-May-2013: LDV project - the first 100 bugs in Linux kernel fixed

The first 100 bugs found by the Linux Driver Verification project have been fixed in the Linux kernel. 86 patches developed by members of the LDV team have found their way to the mainline kernel.

15-Mar-2013: BLAST 2.7.1 at SV-COMP'2013 and LDV experiments

BLAST 2.7.1 was presented at the 2nd Software Verification Competition 2013 that took place at TACAS'13. This year BLAST won a Bronze in the DeviceDrivers64 category. The second place is taken by CPAchecker which is already integrated into Linux Driver Verification toolset. The winner of DeviceDrivers64 is a new tool named UFO.

26-Feb-2013: KEDR 0.4.1 released

KEDR is an extensible system for dynamic analysis of Linux kernel modules (device drivers, file system modules, etc.). KEDR tools operate on the modules chosen by the user and can detect memory leaks, perform fault simulation and more.
Version 0.4.1 brings support for kernel versions 3.7 and 3.8. Several bug fixes have also been made.

16-Oct-2012: Linux Driver Verification Workshop took place

Linux Driver Verification workshop was held near the city Heraklion (Crete, Greece) at October 15. The workshop was arranged by prof. Dirk Beyer (University of Passau, Germany) and prof. Alexander Petrenko (Linux Verification Center, ISPRAS, Moscow, Russia) within 5th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation (ISoLA-2012).

07-Oct-2012: Program published for Linux Driver Verification Workshop

Preliminary program of Linux Driver Verification Workshop that will be held on the 15th of October 2012 in Amirandes, Heraclion, Crete is published at ISoLa website. Here it is:

09:00 - 10:30 Session 1, Chair: D. Beyer
   Linux Device-Drivers Verification Challenges
A. Khoroshilov, V. Mutilin, E. Novikov

27-Sep-2012: KEDR 0.4 released

KEDR is an extensible system for dynamic analysis of Linux kernel modules (device drivers, file system modules, etc.). KEDR tools operate on the modules chosen by the user and can detect memory leaks, perform fault simulation and more.
Version 0.4 brings several enhancements and various bug fixes.

The most significant changes (see ChangeLog for details):

02-Aug-2012: KernelStrider 0.1 alpha 1 is out

KernelStrider provides tools to collect data about operation of Linux kernel modules (device drivers, file system modules, etc.) in runtime on x86 systems. Information about the memory accesses, function calls and some other events is collected and passed to the user space for further processing.

For example, KernelStrider can provide data for offline data race detectors (like the "offline" variant of ThreadSanitizer, http://code.google.com/p/data-race-test/).

21-Jun-2012: Linux Driver Verification Workshop at ISoLA 2012

We are happy to announce 2nd Linux Driver Verification workshop co-located with 5th International Symposium On Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation (ISoLA-2012) that will be held 15-18 October 2012 in Amirandes, Heraclion, Crete.

23-Apr-2012: Students Announced for Google Summer of Code 2012

Google Open Source Programs Office has announced a list of 1212 students accepted for Google Summer of Code 2012 internships in 180 mentoring organizations. Overall statistics of GSoC 2012 looks impressive: 406 mentoring organizatins has been applied and 4258 students submitted 6685 proposals.