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14-Apr-2014: 4th Linux Driver Verification Workshop took place in Passau

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).

10-Mar-2014: Linux Verification Center at Embedded World 2014

Vadim Mutilin and Evgeny Novikov have taken part in Embedded World 2014 in cooperation with Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) on February 25-27, Nuremberg, Germany.

20-Feb-2014: Version 0.5 of LDV Tools released

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.

11-Oct-2013: Version 0.4 of LDV Tools released

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:

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