Formalising device driver interfaces

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The lack of well-defined protocols for interaction with the operating system is a common source of defects in device drivers. In this paper we investigate the use of a formal language to define these protocols unambiguously. We present a language that allows us to convey all important requirements for driver behaviour in a compact specification and that can be readily understood by software engineers. It is intended to close the communication gap between OS and driver developers and enable more reliable device drivers.
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Ryzhyk, Leonid
Kuz, Ihor
Heiser, Gernot
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2007
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