Improving the memory management performance of RTSJ

Abstract : From a real-time perspective, the garbage collector (GC) introduces unpredictable pauses that are not tolerated by real-time tasks. Real-time collectors eliminate this problem but introduce a high overhead. Another approach is to use memory regions (MRs) within which allocation and deallocation is customized. This facility is supported by the memory model of the Real-Time Specification for Java (RTSJ). RTSJ imposes strict access and assignment rules to avoid both the dangling inter-region references and the delays of critical tasks of the GC. A dynamic check solution can incur high overhead, which can be reduced by taking advantage of hardware features. This paper provides an in-depth analytical investigation of the overhead introduced by dynamic assignments checks in RTSJ, describing and analysing several solutions to reduce the introduced overhead.
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Concurrency - Practice and Experience, John Wiley & Sons, 2005, 17 (5-6), pp.715-737
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M. Teresa Higuera-Toledano, Valérie Issarny. Improving the memory management performance of RTSJ. Concurrency - Practice and Experience, John Wiley & Sons, 2005, 17 (5-6), pp.715-737. 〈inria-00414952〉

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