Taiani, Francois and Killijian, Marc-Olivier and Fabre, Jean-Charles (2009) COSMOPEN: dynamic reverse engineering on a budget. How cheap observation techniques can be used to reconstruct complex multi-level behaviour. Software: Practice and Experience, 39 (18). pp. 1467-1514. ISSN 1097-024XFull text not available from this repository.
In this paper we present CosmOpen, a reverse-engineering tool optimized for the behavioural analysis of complex layered software. CosmOpen combines cheap and non-intrusive observation techniques with a versatile graph manipulation engine. By programming different graph manipulation scripts, the ‘focal length’ of our tool can be adapted to different abstraction levels. We illustrate how our tool can be used to extract high-level behavioural models from a complex multi-threaded platform (GNU/Linux, CORBA middleware).
|Journal or Publication Title:||Software: Practice and Experience|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||reverse engineering ; tracing ; stack-traces ; middleware ; model ; call-tree ; graph transformation ; CORBA ; multi-threading|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||13 Jan 2012 16:29|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:02|
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