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Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on (2011)
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Oct. 24, 2011 to Oct. 26, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4552-3
pp: 249-254
Schedulability analysis models in embedded and real-time systems are experimentally validated using synthetic task sets, which are generated using random or pseudo-random selection algorithms. Validation of these schedulability models generally requires analyzing release of all jobs of tasks within a defined interval called the feasibility interval of the task set. The length of this interval is dependent on the hyper-period, which is the least common multiple of task periods. Hence, the time taken in experimental validations is directly proportional to the value of hyper-period, apart from the number and size of task sets. Currently, if tasks period values with low hyper-period are required, the only way to generate them is using manual or ad-hoc methods. In this paper, we present a structured method of selecting task period values from within a user-specified bounded range such that the hyper-period values of these task sets is minimized. Formula to compute maximum number of task sets of different sizes that can be generated is also derived. Finally, comparisons of hyper-period values generated from a bounded range using random selection and our method are presented.
Schedulability analysis, task generation, bounded task periods, Hyper-period, prime factorization

C. Belwal and A. M. Cheng, "Generating Bounded Task Periods for Experimental Schedulability Analysis," Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, IEEE/IFIP International Conference on(EUC), Melbourne, Victoria Australia, 2011, pp. 249-254.
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