Exhaustive Exploration of the Failure-oblivious Computing Search Space

Abstract : High-availability of software systems requires automated handling of crashes in presence of errors. Failure-oblivious computing is one technique that aims to achieve high availability. We note that failure-obliviousness has not been studied in depth yet, and there is very few study that helps understand why failure-oblivious techniques work. In order to make failure-oblivious computing to have an impact in practice, we need to deeply understand failure-oblivious behaviors in software. In this paper, we study, design and perform an experiment that analyzes the size and the diversity of the failure-oblivious behaviors. Our experiment consists of exhaustively computing the search space of 16 field failures of large-scale open-source Java software. The outcome of this experiment is a much better understanding of what really happens when failure-oblivious computing is used, and this opens new promising research directions.
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Thomas Durieux, Youssef Hamadi, Zhongxing Yu, Benoit Baudry, Martin Monperrus. Exhaustive Exploration of the Failure-oblivious Computing Search Space. ICST 2018 - 11th IEEE Conference on Software Testing, Validation and Verification, Apr 2018, Västerås, Sweden. ⟨10.1109/ICST.2018.00023⟩. ⟨hal-01624988⟩



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