A Formal Framework for Precise Parametric WCET Formulas

Benedikt Huber, Daniel Prokesch & Peter Puschner
Parametric worst-case execution time (WCET) formulas are a valuable tool to estimate the impact of input data properties on the WCET at design time, or to guide scheduling decisions at runtime. Previous approaches to parametric WCET analysis either provide only informal ad-hoc solutions or tend to be rather pessimistic, as they do not take flow constraints other than simple loop bounds into account. We develop a formal framework around path- and frequency expressions, which allow...