Component-based Error Detection of P4 programs

Keywords: P4, error detection, component


P4 is a domain-specific language to develop the packet processing of network devices. These programs can easily hide errors, therefore we give a solution to analyze them and detect predefined errors in them. This paper shows the idea, which works with the P4 code as a set of components and processes them one by one, while calculating their pre- and postconditions. This method does not only detect errors between the components and their connections, but it is capable to reveal errors, which are hidden in the middle of a component. The paper introduces the method and shows its calculation in an example.


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Tóth, G., & Tejfel, M. (2021). Component-based Error Detection of P4 programs. Acta Cybernetica, 25(2), 537-554.
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