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A sufficient condition for instability of buffer priority policies in re-entrant lines

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5 Author(s)
Chuang Lin ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Technol., Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, China ; Mingwei Xu ; Marinescu, D.C. ; Fengyuan Ren
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We use a buffer-boundedness approach to study the stability of re-entrant lines with a buffer priority scheduling policy. Using Petri net models we establish a sufficient condition for instability of such systems having a positive feedback loop. An example of unstable systems is also given.

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Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 7 )