ISSTA 2019
Mon 15 - Fri 19 July 2019 Beijing, China
Fri 19 Jul 2019 11:22 - 11:45 at Grand Ballroom - Static Analysis and Debugging Chair(s): Arie van Deursen

Call graphs are widely used; in particular for advanced control- and data-flow analyses. Even though many call graph algorithms with different precision and scalability properties have been proposed, a comprehensive understanding of sources of unsoundness, their relevance, and the capabilities of existing call graph algorithms in this respect is missing.

To address this problem, we propose Judge, a toolchain that helps with understanding sources of unsoundness and improving the soundness of call graphs. In several experiments, we use Judge and an extensive test suite related to sources of unsoundness to (a) compute capability profiles for call graph implementations of Soot, WALA, DOOP, and OPAL, (b) to determine the prevalence language features and APIs that affect soundness in modern Java Bytecode, (c) to compare the call graphs of Soot, WALA, DOOP, and OPAL, highlighting important differences in their implementations, and (d) to evaluate the necessary effort to achieve project-specific reasonable sound call graphs.

We show that soundness-relevant features/APIs are frequently used and that support for them differs vastly, up to the point where comparing call graphs computed by the same base algorithms (e.g., RTA) but different frameworks is bogus. We also show that Judge can support users in establishing the soundness of call graphs with reasonable effort.

slides (JUDGE_Slides.pdf)11.4MiB

Fri 19 Jul

issta-2019-Technical-Papers
11:00 - 12:30: Technical Papers - Static Analysis and Debugging at Grand Ballroom
Chair(s): Arie van DeursenDelft University of Technology
issta-2019-Technical-Papers11:00 - 11:22
Talk
Christian KlingerUniversity of Texas, Austin, Maria ChristakisMPI-SWS, Valentin WüstholzConsenSys Diligence
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issta-2019-Technical-Papers11:22 - 11:45
Talk
Michael ReifTU Darmstadt, Germany, Florian KüblerTU Darmstadt, Germany, Michael EichbergTU Darmstadt, Germany, Dominik HelmTU Darmstadt, Germany, Mira MeziniTU Darmstadt, Germany
Pre-print File Attached
issta-2019-Technical-Papers11:45 - 12:07
Talk
Sungho LeeKAIST, South Korea, Sukyoung RyuKAIST, South Korea
DOI Pre-print
issta-2019-Technical-Papers12:07 - 12:30
Talk
Sandro TolksdorfTU Darmstadt, Daniel LehmannTU Darmstadt, Michael PradelTU Darmstadt and Facebook
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