Schedulability Analysis of Periodic and Sporadic Tasks Using a Timed Discrete Event Model with Memorable Events

Jung-Min YANG  Seong-Jin PARK  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E91-A    No.10    pp.3076-3079
Publication Date: 2008/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e91-a.10.3076
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Systems and Control
Keyword: 
timed discrete event model,  memorable event,  supervisory control,  schedulability,  

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Summary: 
In a real-time system, when the execution of a task is preempted by another task, the interrupted task falls into a blocked state. Since its re-execution begins from the interrupted point generally, the task's timer containing the remaining time until its completion should be maintained in the blocked state. This is the reason for introducing the notion of memorable events in this paper. We present a new timed discrete event model (TDEM) that adds the memorable events to the TDEM framework of Brandin and Wonham (1994). Using supervisory control theory upon the proposed TDEM, we analyze the schedulability of preemptable periodic and sporadic tasks executing on a uniprocessor.