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Synchronization issues in real-time systems

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3 Author(s)
Suri, N. ; AlliedSignal Electron. & Technol. Center, Columbia, MD, USA ; Hugue, M.M. ; Walter, C.J.

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

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:82 ,  Issue: 1 )