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2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

Another important milestone on the way to interoperable Open Source real-time Ethernet has been reached


2021-02-09 12:00

Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

Letter of Intent with call for participation is now available


2016-11-12 12:00

Raspberry Pi and real-time Linux

Let's have a look at the OSADL QA Farm data


2016-09-17 12:00

Preemption latency of real-time Linux systems

How to measure it – and how to fix it, if it's too high?



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15th Real Time Linux Workshop, October 28 to 31, 2013 at the Dipartimento Tecnologie Innovative, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano-Manno, Switzerland

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Predictable Coherent Caching with Incoherent Caches

Adam Lackorzynski, TU Dresden, Germany
Benjamin Engel, TU Dresden, Germany
Marcus Völp, TU Dresden, Germany

Caches are a well known mechanism for improving energy consumption and average performance by keeping frequently-used data near processing resources. Yet, at the same time, they form a major hurdle for worst-case execution time analyses, in particular if they are shared between multiple cores. Exploiting that most shared data objects are accessed or at least committed in a mutually exclusive manner, we demonstrate, using an ARM MP-Core multicore system, an explicit write-back synchronization scheme for shared data. We will analyze the performance and overheads it incurs, stressing predictability aspects. To our surprise, neither the local nor the shared caches need to be kept coherent for this scheme to work.