crucible VS kani

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crucible

Crucible is a library for symbolic simulation of imperative programs (by GaloisInc)
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crucible kani
2 47
598 1,971
1.2% 6.9%
9.3 9.5
2 days ago 1 day ago
Rust Rust
- Apache License 2.0
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crucible

Posts with mentions or reviews of crucible. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-03-23.
  • Kani Rust Verifier – a bit-precise model-checker for Rust
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 23 Mar 2022
    Nice, I just would have liked to get all these different verification tools combined under the same interface, just being different backends as drafted by the rust verification tools work of project oak: have "cargo verify" as common command and use common test annotations, allowing the same test to be verified with different backends or just fuzzed/proptested.

    The model checking approach seems to be a bit limited regarding loops. There are also abstract interpreters, such as https://github.com/facebookexperimental/MIRAI, and symbolic executers, such as https://github.com/dwrensha/seer or https://github.com/GaloisInc/crucible.

    Overall I believe this space would benefit from more coordination and focus on developing something that has the theoretical foundations to cover as many needs as possible and then make a user-friendly tool out of it that is endorsed by the Rust project similar to how Rust analyzer is the one language server to come.

  • Type Theory Forall Podcast #13 - C/C++, Emacs, Haskell, and Coq. The Journey (John Wiegley)
    3 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 23 Dec 2021
    When we talk about formal methods being used in the industry I honestly think Galois' approach is the future. The main idea is to symbolically execute llvm code and run a SAT solver on the desired properties. See Crucible and SAW.

kani

Posts with mentions or reviews of kani. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-30.
  • The C Bounded Model Checker: Criminally Underused
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Jan 2024
    This is also the backend for Kani - Amazon's formal verification tool for Rust.

    https://github.com/model-checking/kani

  • Boletín AWS Open Source, Christmas Edition
    9 projects | dev.to | 24 Dec 2023
  • The Wizardry Frontier
    2 projects | /r/rust | 10 Dec 2023
    Nice read! Rust has pushed, and will continue to push, the limits of practical, bare metal, memory safe languages. And it's interesting to think about what's next, maybe eventually there will be some form of practical theorem proving "for the masses". Lean 4 looks great and has potential, but it's still mostly a language for mathematicians. There has been some research on AI constructed proofs, which could be the best of both worlds because then the type checker can verify that the AI generated code/proof is indeed correct. Tools like Kani are also a step forward in program correctness.
  • Kani 0.40.0 has been released!
    1 project | /r/KaniRustVerifier | 5 Nov 2023
    Ease setup in Amazon Linux 2 by @adpaco-aws in #2833
  • Kani 0.39.0 has been released!
    1 project | /r/KaniRustVerifier | 21 Oct 2023
    Limit --exclude to workspace packages by @tautschnig in #2808
  • Kani 0.38.0 has been released !
    1 project | /r/KaniRustVerifier | 7 Oct 2023
    Here's a summary of what's new in version 0.38.0:
  • CVE-2023-4863: Heap buffer overflow in WebP (Chrome)
    18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Sep 2023
    > those applications need the proof for correctness so that more dangerous code---say, what would need `unsafe` in Rust---can be safely added

    There are actually already tools built for this very purpose in Rust (see Kani [1] for instance).

    Formal verification has a serious scaling problem, so forming programs in such a way that there are a few performance-critical areas that use unsafe routines seems like the best route. I feel like Rust leans into this paradigm with `unsafe` blocks.

    [1] - https://github.com/model-checking/kani

  • Kani 0.36.0 has been released!
    1 project | /r/KaniRustVerifier | 9 Sep 2023
    Enable concrete playback for failure of UB checks by @zhassan-aws in https://github.com/model-checking/kani/pull/2727
  • Kani 0.34.0 has been released!
    1 project | /r/KaniRustVerifier | 11 Aug 2023
    Change default solver to CaDiCaL by @celinval in https://github.com/model-checking/kani/pull/2557 By default, Kani will now run CBMC with CaDiCaL, since this solver has outperformed Minisat in most of our benchmarks. User's should still be able to select Minisat (or a different solver) either by using #[solver] harness attribute, or by passing --solver= command line option.
  • Kani 0.33.0 has been released!
    1 project | /r/KaniRustVerifier | 30 Jul 2023
    Add support for sysconf by feliperodri in #2557