A Time-composable Operating System

Andrea Baldovin, Enrico Mezzetti & Tullio Vardanega
Time composability is a guiding principle to the development and certification process of real-time embedded systems. Considerable efforts have been devoted to studying the role of hardware architectures - and their modern accelerating features - in enabling the hierarchical composition of the timing behaviour of software programs considered in isolation. Much less attention has been devoted to the effect of real-time Operating Systems (OS) on time composability at the application level. In fact, the very...