On the Design and Implementation of Real-Time Resource Access Protocols

  • Lucas Matheus dos Santos UFSC
  • Giovani Gracioli UFSC
  • Tomasz Kloda Technical University of Munich
  • Marcos Caccamo Technical University of Munich


Real-time operating systems (RTOS) should support resource access protocols to bound the maximum delay incurred by priority inversions. The implementation of such protocols must be lightweight because its performance affects the system schedulability. In this paper, we present an object-oriented design of real-time resource access protocols for single- and multi-core systems aiming at reducing the run-time overhead and increasing code re-usability. We implement the proposed design in an RTOS and measure the memory footprint and run-time overhead of the implementation in a modern processor. By applying the obtained overhead into the schedulability analysis of six protocols for synthetically generated task sets, our results indicate that proper implementation of resource access protocols has a low impact on the schedulability of real-time tasks.

Palavras-chave: Real-time resource access protocols, real-time operating systems, priority ceiling protocol, priority inheritance protocol, stack resource policy


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DOS SANTOS, Lucas Matheus; GRACIOLI, Giovani; KLODA, Tomasz; CACCAMO, Marcos. On the Design and Implementation of Real-Time Resource Access Protocols. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS (SBESC), 10. , 2020, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2020 . p. 111-118. ISSN 2237-5430.