Numerous properties of vector addition systems with states amount to checking the (un)boundedness of some selective feature (e.g., number of reversals, run length). Some of these features can be checked in exponential space by using Rackoff's proof or its variants, combined with Savitch's theorem. However, the question is still open for many others, e.g., reversalboundedness. In the paper, we introduce the class of generalized unboundedness properties that can be verified in exponential space by extending Rackoff's technique, sometimes in an unorthodox way. We obtain new optimal upper bounds, for example for placeboundedness problem, reversalboundedness detection (several variants exist), strong promptness detection problem and regularity detection. Our analysis is sufficiently refined so as we also obtain a polynomialspace bound when the dimension is fixed.
