|John Regehr||Nathan Cooprider||Will Archer||Eric Eide|
In Proceedings of the PLOS 2006 Workshop on Linguistic Support for Modern Operating Systems, San Jose, California, October 2006.
We report our experience in implementing type and memory safety in an efficient manner for sensor network nodes running TinyOS: tiny embedded systems running legacy, C-like code. A compiler for a safe language must often insert dynamic checks into the programs it produces; these generally make programs both larger and slower. In this paper, we describe our novel compiler toolchain, which uses a family of techniques to minimize or avoid these run-time costs. Our results show that safety can in fact be implemented cheaply on low-end 8-bit microcontrollers.
|Nathan Cooprider <firstname.lastname@example.org>|