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Automated Analysis of Flakiness-mitigating Delays

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Conference/Workshop Paper


IEEE/ACM 1st International Conference on Automation of Software Test


During testing of parallel systems, which allow asynchronous communication, test flakiness is sometimes avoided by explicitly inserting delays in test code. The choice of delay approach can be a trade-off between short-term gain and long-term robustness. In this work, we present an approach for automatic detection and classification of delay insertions, with the goal of identifying those that could be made more robust. The approach has been implemented using an open-source compiler tooling framework and validated using test code from the telecom industry.


author = {Jean Malm and Adnan Causevic and Bj{\"o}rn Lisper and Sigrid Eldh},
title = {Automated Analysis of Flakiness-mitigating Delays},
month = {October},
year = {2020},
booktitle = {IEEE/ACM 1st International Conference on Automation of Software Test},
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