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International Conference on Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering, 5th (ICACTE 2012)

Editor
Xie Yi
Xie Yi
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ISBN:
9780791860045
No. of Pages:
938
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2012

Symbolic execution is a powerful technology in ensuring software correctness. However, symbolic execution has the path explosion problem and cannot scale to large programs. In this paper, we present a novel approach, hotness-guided symbolic execution which uses hotness as a strategy to find bugs, and implement it on a bug finding tool HOE. Based on our observation of real world bugs, most bugs are caused by programmers’ careless dealing with unexpected situations. HOE chooses these not-so-often-reached paths to explore in a high priority and ignore hotter paths on demand. We evaluate HOE on an open source C++ library oSIP with...

1. Introduction
2. Overview
3. Algorithm
4. Case Studies
5. Related Work
6. Summaries
Acknowledgment
References
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