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Formal Engineering Methods, International Conference on (2000)
York, England
Sept. 4, 2000 to Sept. 7, 2000
ISBN: 0-7695-0822-7
pp: 89
Dmitri Chkliaev , Eindhoven University of Technology
Jozef Hooman , Eindhoven University of Technology
Peter van der Stok , University of Nijmegen
ABSTRACT
This paper concerns the formal specification and mechanical verification of transaction processing systems aimed at distributed databases. In such systems, a standard set of ACID properties must be ensured by a combination of concurrency control and recovery protocols. In the existing literature, these protocols are often studied in isolation, making strong assumptions about each other. The problem of combining them in a formal way is largely ignored. To study the formal verification of combined protocols, we specify a transaction processing system, integrating strict two-phase locking, undo/redo recovery and two-phase commit. In our method, state machines define the locking and undo/redo mechanism at distributed sites, whereas the interaction between sites according to the two-phase commit protocol is specified by assertions. We proved with the interactive proof checker of PVS that our system satisfies atomicity, durability and serializability properties.
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J. Hooman, P. van der Stok and D. Chkliaev, "Mechanical Verification of Transaction Processing Systems," Formal Engineering Methods, International Conference on(ICFEM), York, England, 2000, pp. 89.
doi:10.1109/ICFEM.2000.873809
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