Issue No. 05 - September/October (1988 vol. 5)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.7940
<p>The conflict between the performance demands of real-time systems and the shared-resource needs of high-level languages (Ada in particular) is examined. Shared memory requires carefully designed concurrency control, but the traditional approach, which is to embed the entire allocate-release implementation code in critical sections, is unsuitable for real-time applications because it results in excessively high response time. The design and performance of three memory-management systems for real-time applications are evaluated, and it is shown that one system, an optimized optimistic version, does deliver performance that is acceptable for real-time applications.</p>
real-time memory management; performance demands; real-time systems; shared-resource; high-level languages; concurrency control; optimized optimistic version; real-time systems; storage allocation; storage management
R. Ford, "Concurrent Algorithms for Real-Time Memory Management," in IEEE Software, vol. 5, no. , pp. 10-23, 1988.