Exploiting Hardware Advances for Software Testing and Debugging
Mary Lou Soffa, Kristen R. Walcott, and Jason Mars. Exploiting Hardware Advances for Software Testing and Debugging (NIER Track). In the Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 2011.
Despite the emerging ubiquity of hardware monitoring mech- anisms and prior research work in other fields, the applica- bility and usefulness of hardware monitoring mechanisms have not been fully scrutinized for software engineering.
In this work, we identify several recently developed hard- ware mechanisms that lend themselves well to structural test coverage analysis and automated fault localization and ex- plore their potential. We discuss key factors impacting the applicability of hardware monitoring mechanism for these software engineering tasks, present novel online analyses lever- aging these mechanisms, and provide preliminary results demonstrating the promise of this emerging hardware.
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Kristen R. Walcott. Exploiting Hardware Advances in Software Testing and Debugging. Presented at the International Conference on Software Engineering (NIER Track). Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 26, 2011.
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