Incremental reconfiguration and load adjustment in adaptive real-time systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1313-1324
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Computers
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes


We provide a framework for discussing how to adjust load in order to handle periodic processes whose timing parameters vary with time. The schedulability of adjustable periodic processes by a preemptive fixed priority scheduler is formulated in terms of a configuration selection problem for which a PTIME solution is shown. When the list of allowable configurations is implicitly given by a set of scalable periodic processes, the corresponding period assignment problem is shown to be NP-Complete. We present an approximation algorithm for the period assignment problem for which we show some encouraging experimental results.

Research Area(s)

  • Adaptive scheduling, Configuration selection, Load adjustment, Load scaling, Period assignment, Real-time systems