Study of fault propagation using fault injection in the UNIX system

W. L. Kao, D. Tang, R. K. Iyer

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This paper presents a fault propagation study for the UNIX operating system (Sun OS 4.1.2). Both hardware and software faults are injected in the UNIX kernel by using FINE- A fault injection and monitoring environment-to investigate the propagation of various types of faults. Based on the experimental results, fault propagation models are built and transient reward analysis is performed to evaluate the performance loss due to a fault. Results from the experiments provide insight into the vulnerable aspects of the system where the fault tolerance techniques could be used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationATS 1993 Proceedings - 2nd Asian Test Symposium
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)081863930X
StatePublished - 1993
Event2nd IEEE Asian Test Symposium, ATS 1993 - Beijing, China
Duration: Nov 16 1993Nov 18 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asian Test Symposium
ISSN (Print)1081-7735


Conference2nd IEEE Asian Test Symposium, ATS 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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