Software-reuse approach to build monitor programs for soft real-time applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-148
Journal / PublicationReal-Time Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2000
Externally publishedYes


This paper describes the implementation of an integration framework to build real-time monitor programs based on software reuse. A custom-made real-time monitor program can be built very quickly by integrating existing monitor programs on commercial operating systems, where limited real-time system support is provided. We address issues related to software control, output re-processing, data age, and interactivities of program executions. The feasibility of this framework is demonstrated by the construction of an integration environment and a monitor program built by the environment for soft real-time applications in the Microsoft Windows operating systems. We also measure the incurred system overheads of this approach.

Research Area(s)

  • soft real-time systems, monitor integration environment, software reuse, real-time monitor, Windows