Minimizing coordination channels in distributed testing

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Jourdan, Guy-Vincent and Ural, Hasan and Yenigün, Hüsnü (2006) Minimizing coordination channels in distributed testing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Formal Techniques for Networked and Distributed Systems - Forte 2006), 4229 . pp. 451-466. ISSN 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11888116_32


Testing may be used to show that a system under test conforms to its specication. In the case of a distributed system, one may have to use a distributed test architecture, involving p testers in order to test the system under test. These p testers may under some circumstances have to coordinate their actions with each other using external coordination channels. This may require the use of up to p2 p unidirectional coordination channels in the test architecture, which can be an extensive and expensive setup. In this paper, we propose a method to generate checking sequences while minimizing the number of required coordination channels, by adapting existing methods that generate checking sequences to be applied in a centralized test architecture. We consider the case of unidirectional and bidirectional coordination channels, and the case of transitive coordination.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
ID Code:50
Deposited By:Hüsnü Yenigün
Deposited On:04 Dec 2006 02:00
Last Modified:04 Sep 2019 09:48

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