The Kconfig Variability Framework as a Feature Model

Aus SDQ-Institutsseminar
Vortragende(r) Kaan Berk Yaman
Vortragstyp Bachelorarbeit
Betreuer(in) Christopher Gerking
Termin Fr 31. März 2023
Vortragsmodus in Präsenz
Kurzfassung The Kconfig variability framework is used to develop highly variable software such as the Linux kernel, ZephyrOS and NuttX. Kconfig allows developers to break down their software in modules and define the dependencies between these modules, so that when a concrete configuration is created, the semantic dependencies between the selected modules are fulfilled, ensuring that the resulting software product can function. Kconfig has often been described as a tool of define software product lines (SPLs), which often occur within the context of feature-oriented programming (FOP). In this paper, we introduce methods to transform Kconfig files into feature models so that the semantics of the model defined in a Kconfig file are preserved. The resulting feature models can be viewed with FeatureIDE, which allows the further analysis of the Kconfig file, such as the detection of redundant dependencies and cyclic dependencies.