Self-adaptive multithreaded applications: a case for dynamic aspect weaving


Shorter product cycles, the requirement for immediate reaction to cyber-attacks and the need for the adaptation to changing environmental conditions demand software reconfigurations to be performed at runtime, in order to reduce downtime. Especially long running applications, which have to provide continuous service should not be restarted for maintenance. They must be updated dynamically.We have developed a reconfiguration strategy allowing to identify valid reconfiguration points even in multithreaded environments, enabling dynamic application updates. The usage of dynamic aspect weaving enables us to transparently create self-adaptive applications without additional compilation steps or programming constraints in the software development process.We demonstrate how our approach can be applied to a real-world retail application of a large logistics company. We will describe the implementation of the reconfiguration aspect and our dynamic aspect weaving tool Rapier LOOM.NET.

DOI: 10.1145/1101516.1101526
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@inproceedings{Rasche2005SelfadaptiveMA, title={Self-adaptive multithreaded applications: a case for dynamic aspect weaving}, author={Andreas Rasche and Wolfgang Schult and Andreas Polze}, booktitle={ARM@Middleware}, year={2005} }