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Execution path profiling for OS device drivers: Viability and methodology. / Sârbu, C.; Johansson, A.; Suri, Neeraj.

Service Availability: 5th International Service Availability Symposium, ISAS 2008 Tokyo, Japan, May 19-21, 2008 Proceedings. Vol. 5017 LNCS 2008. p. 90-109.

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Sârbu, C, Johansson, A & Suri, N 2008, Execution path profiling for OS device drivers: Viability and methodology. in Service Availability: 5th International Service Availability Symposium, ISAS 2008 Tokyo, Japan, May 19-21, 2008 Proceedings. vol. 5017 LNCS, pp. 90-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68129-8_9

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Sârbu, C., Johansson, A., & Suri, N. (2008). Execution path profiling for OS device drivers: Viability and methodology. In Service Availability: 5th International Service Availability Symposium, ISAS 2008 Tokyo, Japan, May 19-21, 2008 Proceedings (Vol. 5017 LNCS, pp. 90-109) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68129-8_9

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Sârbu C, Johansson A, Suri N. Execution path profiling for OS device drivers: Viability and methodology. In Service Availability: 5th International Service Availability Symposium, ISAS 2008 Tokyo, Japan, May 19-21, 2008 Proceedings. Vol. 5017 LNCS. 2008. p. 90-109 doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-68129-8_9

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Sârbu, C. ; Johansson, A. ; Suri, Neeraj. / Execution path profiling for OS device drivers: Viability and methodology. Service Availability: 5th International Service Availability Symposium, ISAS 2008 Tokyo, Japan, May 19-21, 2008 Proceedings. Vol. 5017 LNCS 2008. pp. 90-109

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