CrashMonkey: A Framework to Automatically Test File-System Crash Consistency

Authors: 

Ashlie Martinez and Vijay Chidambaram, University of Texas at Austin

Abstract: 

Modern file systems employ complex techniques to ensure that they can recover efficiently in the event of a crash. However, there is little infrastructure for systematically testing crash consistency in file systems. We introduce CrashMonkey, a simple, flexible, file-system-agnostic test framework to systematically check file systems for inconsistencies if a failure occurs during a filesystem operation. CrashMonkey is modular and flexible, allowing the users to easily specify different test workloads and custom consistency checks.

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BibTeX
@inproceedings {203356,
author = {Ashlie Martinez and Vijay Chidambaram},
title = {CrashMonkey: A Framework to Automatically Test File-System Crash Consistency},
booktitle = {9th {USENIX} Workshop on Hot Topics in Storage and File Systems (HotStorage 17)},
year = {2017},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/hotstorage17/program/presentation/martinez},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = jul,
}