Safe measurement-based WCET estimation

Jean-FrançOis Deverge & Isabelle Puaut
This paper explores the issues to be addressed to provide safe worst-case execution time (WCET) estimation methods based on measurements. We suggest to use structural testing for the exhaustive exploration of paths in a program. Since test data generation is in general too complex to be used in practice for most real-size programs, we propose to generate test data for program segments only, using program clustering. Moreover, to be able to combine execution time of...