Thu 8 Nov 2018 14:15 - 14:37 at Horizons 10-11 - Software Maintenance II Chair(s): Emerson Murphy-Hill

In large-scale distributed systems, node crashes are inevitable, and can happen at any time. As such, distributed systems are usually designed to be resilient to these node crashes via vari-ous crash recovery mechanisms, such as write-ahead logging in HBase and hinted handoffs in Cassandra. However, faults in crash recovery mechanisms and their implementations can in-troduce intricate crash recovery bugs, and lead to severe conse-quences.

In this paper, we present CREB, the most comprehensive study on 103 Crash REcovery Bugs from four popular open-source distributed systems, including ZooKeeper, Hadoop MapReduce, Cassandra and HBase. For all the studied bugs, we analyze their root causes, triggering conditions, bug impacts and fixing. Through this study, we obtain many interesting find-ings that can open up new research directions for combating crash recovery bugs.

Thu 8 Nov
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13:30 - 15:00
Software Maintenance IIResearch Papers / Journal-First at Horizons 10-11
Chair(s): Emerson Murphy-HillNorth Carolina State University
13:30
22m
Talk
Automating Change-level Self-admitted Technical Debt Determination
Journal-First
Meng Yan, Xin XiaMonash University, Emad ShihabConcordia University, David LoSingapore Management University, Jianwei Yin, Xiaohu Yang
DOI
13:52
22m
Talk
Large-Scale Study of Substitutability in the Presence of Effects
Research Papers
Jackson MaddoxIowa State University, USA, Yuheng LongIowa State University, Hridesh RajanIowa State University
14:15
22m
Talk
An Empirical Study on Crash Recovery Bugs in Large-Scale Distributed Systems
Research Papers
Yu GaoInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wensheng DouInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Feng QinOhio State University, USA, Chushu GaoInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dong WangInstitute of Software at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Jun WeiState Key Laboratory of Computer Science, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Ruirui HuangAlibaba Group, China, Li ZhouAlibaba Group, China, Yongming WuAlibaba Group, China
14:37
22m
Talk
Complementing Global and Local Contexts in Representing API Descriptions to Improve API Retrieval Tasks
Research Papers
Thanh NguyenIowa State University, Ngoc Tran, Hung Phan, Trong NguyenIowa State University, USA, Linh Truong, Trong NguyenIowa State University, USA, Hoan Anh NguyenIowa State University, USA, Tien N. NguyenUniversity of Texas at Dallas