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Synchronization Issues in Real Time Systems

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1994
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of the IEEE
Issue number1
Volume82
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)41-54
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Real-time systems must accomplish executive and application tasks within specified timing constraints. In distributed real time systems. the mechanisms that ensure fair access To shared resources, achieve consistent deadlines, meet timing or precedence constraints, and avoid deadlocks all utilize the notion of a common system-wide time base. A synchronization primitive is essential in meeting the demands of real time critical computing. This paper provides a tutorial on the terminology, issues, and techniques essential to synchronization in real time systems. © 1994 IEEE