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On equivalence partitioning of code paths inside OS kernel components

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On equivalence partitioning of code paths inside OS kernel components. / Sârbu, C.; Nagappan, N.; Suri, Neeraj.

2009 Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems. IEEE, 2009. p. 17-19.

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Sârbu, C, Nagappan, N & Suri, N 2009, On equivalence partitioning of code paths inside OS kernel components. in 2009 Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems. IEEE, pp. 17-19. https://doi.org/10.1109/STFSSD.2009.52

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Sârbu, C., Nagappan, N., & Suri, N. (2009). On equivalence partitioning of code paths inside OS kernel components. In 2009 Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems (pp. 17-19). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/STFSSD.2009.52

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Sârbu C, Nagappan N, Suri N. On equivalence partitioning of code paths inside OS kernel components. In 2009 Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems. IEEE. 2009. p. 17-19 doi: 10.1109/STFSSD.2009.52

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Sârbu, C. ; Nagappan, N. ; Suri, Neeraj. / On equivalence partitioning of code paths inside OS kernel components. 2009 Software Technologies for Future Dependable Distributed Systems. IEEE, 2009. pp. 17-19

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