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WCET Analysis for Preemptive Scheduling



Hard real-time systems induce strict constraints on the timing of the task set. Validation of these timing constraints is thus a major challenge during the design of such a system. Whereas the derivation of timing guarantees must already be considered complex if tasks are running to completion, it gets even more complex if tasks are scheduled preemptively -- especially due to caches, deployed to improve the average performance. In this paper we propose a new method to compute valid upper bounds on a task's worst case execution time (WCET). Our method approximates an optimal memory layout such that the set of possibly evicted cache-entries during preemption is minimized. This set then delivers information to bound the execution time of tasks under preemption in an adopted WCET analysis.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Sebastian Altmeyer and Gernot Gebhard},
  title =	{{WCET Analysis for Preemptive Scheduling}},
  booktitle =	{8th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time Analysis (WCET'08)},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-10-1},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2008},
  volume =	{8},
  editor =	{Raimund Kirner},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-16644},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.WCET.2008.1664},
  note =	{also published in print by Austrian Computer Society (OCG) with ISBN 978-3-85403-237-3},
  annote =	{Keywords: WCET, Preemption}

Keywords: WCET, Preemption
Seminar: 8th International Workshop on Worst-Case Execution Time WCET Analysis (WCET'08)
Issue date: 2008
Date of publication: 13.11.2008

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