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Whitepaper: A Kernel-Based Communication Fault Injector for Dependability Testing of Distributed Systems

by Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulJan 01, 2008

Fault injection is a powerful technique to evaluate how protocols and distributed systems behave when faults occur. A fault injection tool allows the designer to measure the efficiency of detection, correction and error recovery mechanisms of a system before it is put into effective operation. This paper presents ComFIRM; a communication fault injection tool developed which minimizes the probe effect on the tested protocols. ComFIRM explores the possibility to insert code directly inside the