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Analysing Stack Usage in Preemptive Shared Stack Systems

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Publication Type:

Report - MRTC

ISRN:

MDH-MRTC-202/2006-1-SE


Abstract

This paper presents a novel method to determine the maximum stack memory used in preemptive, shared stack, real-time systems. We provide a general and exact problem formulation applicable for any preemptive system model based on dynamic (run-time) properties. We also show how to safely approximate the exact stack usage by using static (compile time) information about the system model and the underlying run-time system on a relevant and commercially available system model: A hybrid, statically and dynamically, scheduled system.Comprehensive evaluations show that our technique significantly reduces the amount of stack memory needed compared to existing analysis techniques. For typical task sets a decrease in the order of 70% is typical.

Bibtex

@techreport{Hanninen956,
author = {Kaj H{\"a}nninen and Jukka M{\"a}ki-Turja and Markus Bohlin and Jan Carlson and Mikael Sj{\"o}din},
title = {Analysing Stack Usage in Preemptive Shared Stack Systems},
number = {ISSN 1404-3041 ISRN MDH-MRTC-202/2006-1-SE},
month = {July},
year = {2006},
url = {http://www.es.mdh.se/publications/956-}
}