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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ECRTS.2018.26
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-89773
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Cerqueira, Felipe ; Nelissen, Geoffrey ; Brandenburg, Björn B.

On Strong and Weak Sustainability, with an Application to Self-Suspending Real-Time Tasks

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Abstract

Motivated by an apparent contradiction regarding whether certain scheduling policies are sustainable, we revisit the topic of sustainability in real-time scheduling and argue that the existing definitions of sustainability should be further clarified and generalized. After proposing a formal, generic sustainability theory, we relax the existing notion of (strongly) sustainable scheduling policy to provide a new classification called weak sustainability. Proving weak sustainability properties allows reducing the number of variables that must be considered in the search of a worst-case schedule, and hence enables more efficient schedulability analyses and testing regimes even for policies that are not (strongly) sustainable. As a proof of concept, and to better understand a model for which many mistakes were found in the literature, we study weak sustainability in the context of dynamic self-suspending tasks, where we formalize a generic suspension model using the Coq proof assistant and provide a machine-checked proof that any JLFP scheduling policy is weakly sustainable with respect to job costs and variable suspension times.

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@InProceedings{cerqueira_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:8977,
  author =	{Felipe Cerqueira and Geoffrey Nelissen and Bj{\"o}rn B. Brandenburg},
  title =	{{On Strong and Weak Sustainability, with an Application to Self-Suspending Real-Time Tasks}},
  booktitle =	{30th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2018)},
  pages =	{26:1--26:21},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-075-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{106},
  editor =	{Sebastian Altmeyer},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/8977},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-89773},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ECRTS.2018.26},
  annote =	{Keywords: real-time scheduling, sustainability, self-suspending tasks, machine-checked proofs}
}

Keywords: real-time scheduling, sustainability, self-suspending tasks, machine-checked proofs
Seminar: 30th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2018)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 20.06.2018


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