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Bounding the Effects of Resource Access Protocols on Cache Behavior

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Bounding the Effects of Resource Access Protocols on Cache Behavior
The assumption of task independence has long been consubstantial with the formulation of many schedulability analysis techniques. That assumption is evidently advantageous for the mathematical formulation of the analysis equations, but ill fit to capture the actual behavior of the system. Resource sharing is one of the system design dimensions that break the assumption of task independence. By shaking the very foundations of the real-time analysis theory, the advent of multicore systems has caused resurgence of interest in resource sharing and synchronization protocols, and also dawned the fact that the assumption of task independence may be forever broken. Research in cache-aware schedulability analysis instead has paid very little attention to the impact that synchronization protocols may have on cache behavior. A blocked task may in fact incur time penalties similar in kind to those caused by preemption, in that some useful code or data already loaded in the cache may be evicted wh...
Enrico Mezzetti, Marco Panunzio, Tullio Vardanega
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where WCET
Authors Enrico Mezzetti, Marco Panunzio, Tullio Vardanega
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