Nan Guan, Martin Stigge, W. Yi
Dec 1, 2009
2009 30th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium
Recently, there have been several promising techniques developed for schedulability analysis and response time analysis for multiprocessor systems based on over-approximation. This paper contains two contributions. First, to improve the analysis precision, we apply Baruah’s window analysis framework  to response time analysis for poradic tasks on multiprocessor systems where the deadlines of tasks are within their periods. The crucial observation is that for global fixed priority scheduling, a response time bound of each task can be efficiently estimated by fixed-point computation without enumerating all the busy window sizes as in  for schedulability analysis. The technique is proven to dominate theoretically state-of-the-art techniques for response time analysis for multiprocessor systems. Our experiments also show that the technique results in significant performance improvement compared with several existing techniques for multiprocessor schedulability analysis. As the second main contribution of this paper, we extend the proposed technique to task systems with arbitrary deadlines, allowing tasks to have deadlines beyond the end of their periods. This is a non-trivial extension even for single-processor systems. To our best knowledge, this is the first work of response time analysis for multiprocessor systems in this setting, which involves sophisticated techniques for the characterization and computation of response time bounds.