A control theory based approach for self-healing of un-handled runtime exceptions

B Gaudin, EI Vassev, MG Hinchey, Patrick Nixon

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    Abstract

    This work presents an approach to self-healing that deals with un-handled exceptions within an executing program. More precisely, we propose an approach based on control theory that automatically disables system functionalities that have led to runtime exceptions. This approach requires the system to be instrumented prior to deployment so that it can later interact with a supervisor. This supervisor encodes the only sequences of actions (method calls) of the system that are permitted. We describe an implementation that automatically generates instrumentation for Java systems and demonstrate the efficacy of this approach through a comprehensive example.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    EditorsH Schmeck, W Rosenstiel
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages217-220
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0607-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventICAC '11 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on Autonomic Computing - Karlsruhe, Germany
    Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceICAC '11 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on Autonomic Computing
    Period1/01/11 → …

    Keywords

    • Self-Healing
    • Software Control Theory
    • Software Maintenance

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    Gaudin, B., Vassev, EI., Hinchey, MG., & Nixon, P. (2011). A control theory based approach for self-healing of un-handled runtime exceptions. In H. Schmeck, & W. Rosenstiel (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 217-220). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1998582.1998633