The Spring kernel: a new paradigm for real-time systems

Stankovic, J. A. ; Ramamritham, K. (1991) The Spring kernel: a new paradigm for real-time systems IEEE Software Magazine, 8 (3). pp. 62-72. ISSN 0740-7459

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A real-time operating system kernel, called the Spring kernel, that provides some of the basic support required for large, complex, next-generation real-time systems, especially in meeting timing constraints, is presented. The approach meets the need to build predictable yet flexible real-time systems. Most current real-time operating systems contain the same basic paradigms found in time-sharing operating systems and often use a basic priority-scheduling mechanism that provides no direct support for meeting timing constraints. Spring uses two criteria to classify tasks' interaction with and effects on the environment: importance and timing requirements. Implementation experience with Spring is described.

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