Verification of Scalable Synchronous Queue

  • Jinjiang Lei
  • Zongyan Qiu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7086)


Lock-free algorithms are extremely hard to be built correct due to their fine-grained concurrency natures. Formal techniques for verifying them are crucial. We present a framework for verification of CAS-based lock-free algorithms, and prove a nontrivial lock-free algorithm Scalable Synchronous Queue that is practically adopted in Java 6. The strength of our approach lies on that it relieves the dependence on auxiliary variables/commands, thus is relatively easier to conduct and comprehend, comparing to existing works.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinjiang Lei
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zongyan Qiu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.LMAM and Department of Informatics, School of Math.Peking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Computer ScienceISCASChina

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