Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Software Aging is a phenomenon where the state of the operating systems degrades over a period of time due to transient errors. These transient errors can result in resource exhaustion and operating system hangups or crashes.;Three different techniques from fractal geometry are studied using the same datasets for operating system crash modeling and prediction. Holder Exponent is an indicator of how chaotic a signal is. M5 Prime is a nominal classification algorithm that allows prediction of a numerical quantity such as time to crash based on current and previous data. Hurst exponent measures the self similarity and long range dependence or memory of a process or data set and has been used to predict river flows and network usage.;For each of these techniques, a thorough investigation was conducted using crash, hangup and nominal operating system monitoring data. All three approaches demonstrated a promising ability to identify software aging and predict upcoming operating system crashes. This thesis describes the experiments, reports the best candidate techniques and identifies the topics for further investigation.
Gandikota, Vijai, "Modeling operating system crash behavior through multifractal analysis, long range dependence and mining of memory usage patterns" (2006). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1700.