Data-Flow Based Detection of Loop Bounds

Christoph Cullmann & Florian Martin
To calculate the WCET of a program, safe upper bounds on the number of loop iterations for all loops in the program are needed. As the manual annotation of all loops with such bounds is difficult and time consuming, the WCET analyzer aiT originally developed by Saarland University and AbsInt GmbH uses static analysis to determine the needed bounds as far as possible. This paper describes a novel data-flow based analysis for aiT to calculate...