[VIDEO] Verifying an Effect-Based Cooperative Concurrency Scheduler in Iris, by Adrian Dapprich

Adrian Dapprich gave a talk at Tarides a few weeks ago, about Verifying an Effect-Based Cooperative Concurrency Scheduler in Iris. Here is a link to the video.


Lightweight asynchronous programming (using futures, goroutines or green threads) has been widely adopted to organize programs with many concurrent tasks, more than are traditionally feasible with thread-per-task models of concurrency. With the release of OCaml 5 and its support for effect handlers, the new concurrency library Eio was proposed which aims to replace previous monadic concurrency libraries for OCaml. In this work we verify the core fiber and promise abstractions of Eio and show their safety and effect safety using the Hazel program logic. Hazel is built on the Iris framework and allows reasoning about programs with effect handlers. We also adapt the existing proof of the verified CQS datastructure since Eio uses a customized version of CQS for its implementation of promises. We do not treat some features of Eio like cancellation, because it does not yield a verifiable specification, and resource control using switches, since it is a liveness property.