Spinfer is a tool for transformation rule inference being developed as part
of the ANR-NRF funded project "Automatic inference of software
transformation rules for automatically back and forward porting legacy
infrastructure software". This is a joint project between Sorbonne
University, in the Whisper team at LIP6, and Singapore Management University.
Spinfer targets inferring transformation rules for use with
the Coccinelle program matching
and transformation tool for C code. The goal of Spinfer is to be able to
infer transformation rules that rely on the interaction between separated
fragments of context and transformed code that are connected by
control-flow and data-flow relationships. The project mainly focus on
porting of Linux kernel device drivers, but will also consider the
applicability of the developed techniques to Java code.
Spinfer is currently work in progress. We hope to have an initial release
Fast and Precise Retrieval of Forward and
Back Porting Information for Linux Device Drivers
Julia Lawall, Derek Palinski, Lukas Gnirke, and Gilles Muller.
USENIX ATC, July
2017, Santa Clara, California.
- Singapore Management University