Assume, Guarantee or Repair - A Regular Framework for Non Regular Properties

Frenkel, Hadar and Grumberg, Orna and Pasareanu, Corina and Sheinvald, Sarai
(2022) Assume, Guarantee or Repair - A Regular Framework for Non Regular Properties.
International Journal on Software Tools for Technology Transfer. ISSN 1433-2779


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We present Assume-Guarantee-Repair (AGR) - a novel framework which verifies that a program satisfies a set of properties and also repairs the program in case the verification fails. We consider communicating programs - these are simple C-like programs, extended with synchronous actions over communication channels. Our method, which consists of a learning-based approach to assume-guarantee reasoning, performs verification and repair simultaneously: in every iteration, AGR either makes another step towards proving that the (current) system satisfies the required properties, or alters the system in a way that brings it closer to satisfying the properties. To handle infinite-state systems we build finite abstractions, for which we check the satisfaction of complex properties that contain first-order constraints, using both syntactic and semantic-aware methods. We implemented AGR and evaluated it on various communication protocols. Our experiments present compact proofs of correctness and quick repairs.


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