Guaranteeing Pfair Supertasks by Reweighting

@inproceedings{Holman2001GuaranteeingPS,
  title={Guaranteeing Pfair Supertasks by Reweighting},
  author={Philip Holman and James H. Anderson},
  booktitle={RTSS},
  year={2001}
}
We consider the \supertask" approach, proposed by Moir and Ramamurthy at RTSS '99 as means for supporting non-migratory tasks in Pfair-scheduled systems. In this approach, tasks bound to the same processor are combined into a single supertask, which is scheduled as an ordinary Pfair task; when a supertask is scheduled, one of its component tasks is selected for execution. Unfortunately, while Moir and Ramamurthy's paper suggests that supertasking is a promising approach, counterexamples… CONTINUE READING