Scheduling real-time garbage collection on uniprocessors

Kalibera, Tomas and Pizlo, Filip and Hosking, Antony L. and Vitek, Jan (2011) Scheduling real-time garbage collection on uniprocessors. ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 29 (3). pp. 182-196. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Managed languages such as Java and C# are increasingly being considered for hard real-time applications because of their productivity and software engineering advantages. Automatic memory management, or garbage collection, is a key enabler for robust, reusable libraries, yet remains a challenge for analysis and implementation of real-time execution environments. This article comprehensively compares leading approaches to hard real-time garbage collection. There are many design decisions involved in selecting a real-time garbage collection algorithm. For time-based garbage collectors on uniprocessors one must choose whether to use periodic, slack-based or hybrid scheduling. A significant impediment to valid experimental comparison of such choices is that commercial implementations use completely different proprietary infrastructures. We present Minuteman, a framework for experimenting with real-time collection algorithms in the context of a high-performance execution environment for real-time Java. We provide the first comparison of the approaches, both experimentally using realistic workloads, and analytically in terms of schedulability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: determinacy analysis, Craig interpolants
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: T. Kalibera
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2012 09:49
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30737 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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