Revisiting Transactions in Ada
Ref: HURRAY-TR-110707 Publication Date: 14 to 16, Sep, 2011
Revisiting Transactions in AdaRef: HURRAY-TR-110707 Publication Date: 14 to 16, Sep, 2011
Classical lock-based concurrency control does not scale with current and foreseen multi-core architectures, opening space for alternative concurrency control mechanisms. The concept of transactions executing concurrently in isolation with an underlying mechanism maintaining a consistent system state was already explored in fault-tolerant and distributed systems, and is currently being explored by transactional memory, this time being used to manage concurrent memory access. In this paper we discuss the use of Software Transactional Memory (STM), and how Ada can provide support for it. Furthermore, we draft a general programming interface to transactional memory, supporting future implementations of STM oriented to real-time systems.
15th International Real-Time Ada Workshop (IRTAW-15), ACM New York, 33, pp 84-92.