POSIX Trace Based Behavioural Reflection
Ref: HURRAY-TR-060203 Publication Date: 5 to 9, Jun, 2006
POSIX Trace Based Behavioural ReflectionRef: HURRAY-TR-060203 Publication Date: 5 to 9, Jun, 2006
Traditional Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) are not designed to accommodate application specific requirements. They address a general case and the application must co-exist with any limitations imposed by such design. For modern real-time applications this limits the quality of services offered to the end-user. Research in this field has shown that it is possible to develop dynamic systems where adaptation is the key for success. However, adaptation requires full knowledge of the system state. To overcome this we propose a framework to gather data, and interact with the operating system, extending the traditional POSIX trace model with a partial reflective model. Such combination still preserves the trace mechanism semantics while creating a powerful platform to develop new dynamic systems, with little impact in the system and avoiding complex changes in the kernel source code.
11th International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies (Ada-Europe 2006), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4006, pp 27-39.