Pragmatic Nonblocking Synchronization for Real-Time Systems

@inproceedings{Hohmuth2001PragmaticNS,
  title={Pragmatic Nonblocking Synchronization for Real-Time Systems},
  author={Michael Hohmuth and Hermann H{\"a}rtig},
  booktitle={USENIX Annual Technical Conference, General Track},
  year={2001}
}
We present a pragmatic methodology for designing nonblocking real-time systems. Our methodology uses a combination of lock-free and wait-free synchronization techniques and clearly states which technique should be applied in which situation. This paper reports novel results in various respects: We restrict the usage of lock-free mechanisms to cases where the widely available atomic singleword compare-and-swap operation suffices. We show how Brinch Hansen’s monitors (alias Java’s synchronized… CONTINUE READING
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