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Distributed ADA Real-Time Kernel

July 1987 Technical Report
Judy Bamberger, Timothy Coddington, Robert Firth, Dan Klein, Dave Stinchcomb, Roger Van Scoy, Currie Colket

This 1987 paper addresses two distinct needs of real-time applications: distribution and hard real-time scheduling mechanisms.

Publisher:

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number

CMU/SEI-88-TR-017

Abstract

This paper addresses two distinct needs of real-time applications: distribution and hard real-time scheduling mechanisms. Specifically, this paper rejects both the notion of modifying the ADA language to achieve needed real-time solutions and the current fad of extensively modifying the ADA compiler and/or vendor-supplied runtime system. Instead, this paper defines the functionality of a Distributed ADA Real-time kernel (hereafter called the Kernel). The goal of the Kernel is to support effectively the execution of distributed, real-time ADA applications in an embedded computer environment by returning control to the user, where it belongs.