%T Protocol Verification in Millipede
%A Jan Bækgaard Pedersen, Alan Wagner
%E Alan G. Chalmers, Majid Mirmehdi, Henk Muller
%B Communicating Process Architectures 2001
%X In this paper we present the MOPED module of the Millipede
debugging system. Millipede is a multi\-level debugging
sytem for parallel message passing programs. MOPED allows
the user to specify a protocol to which the communication of
the program should adhere, and authomatically have all the
messages sent in the system checked against the protocol.
The specification language is small and easy to use, yet
powerful enough to specify a wide range of protocols.
Program variables can be passed easily to the verification
module, allowing the construction of mode dynamic protocol
specifications. Protocols can be specified incrementally,
starting out very general working towards a more complex
specification. Finally, the verification module can be run
either online, that is, while the application is executing,
or offline, using log files generated when the application
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