Software fault mitigation and availability assurance techniques

TitleSoftware fault mitigation and availability assurance techniques
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKS Trivedi, M Grottke, and E Andrade
JournalInternational Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management
Volume1
Start Page340
Issue4
Pagination340 - 350
Date Published01/2010
Abstract

Companies are expected to keep their systems up and running and make data continuously available. Several recent studies have established that most system outages are due to software faults. In this paper, we discuss availability aspects of large software-based systems. We begin by classifying software faults into Bohrbugs and Mandelbugs, and identify aging-related bugs as a subtype of the latter. We then examine mitigation methods for Mandelbugs in general and aging-related bugs in particular. Finally, we discuss techniques for the quantitative availability assurance for such systems. © 2011 The Society for Reliability Engineering.

DOI10.1007/s13198-011-0038-9
Short TitleInternational Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management