Section: New Software and Platforms
Participants : Luc Maranget [ contact ] , Jade Alglave [Microsoft Research, Cambridge] , Keryan Didier.
The diy suite (for “Do It Yourself”) provides a set of tools for testing shared memory models: the litmus tool for running tests on hardware, various generators for producing tests from concise specifications, and herd, a memory model simulator. Tests are small programs written in x86, Power, ARM or generic (LISA) assembler that can thus be generated from concise specification, run on hardware, or simulated on top of memory models. Test results can be handled and compared using additional tools. Recent versions also take a subset of the C language as input, so as to test and simulate the C11 model.