The Lazy Happens-Before Relation: Better Partial-Order Reduction for Systematic Concurrency Testing


We present the lazy happens-before relation (lazy HBR), which ignores mutex-induced edges to provide a more precise notion of state equivalence compared with the traditional happens-before relation. We demonstrate experimentally that the lazy HBR has the potential to provide greater schedule reduction during systematic concurrency testing with respect to a set of 79 Java benchmarks