Operating systems for building robust embedded systems

Tatsuo Nakajima, Midori Sugaya, Shuichi Oikawa

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Abstract

Embedded systems will become more and more complex in the near future. In Japan, μITRON and embedded Linux are popular for building embedded systems. Since μITRON does not support memory protection, the bugs in an application may cause serious system failure. Also, embedded Linux cannot avoid an application to monopolize the entire CPU capacity due to its bugs. Therefore, we need to increase the robustness of embedded systems at the operating system level for developing future complex embedded systems. We have developed two operating systems to increase the robustness of embedded systems even if applications contain serious bugs. The first operating system supports multiple execution of μITRON. Each application is executed on a different μITRON kernel. Therefore, if an application is crashed, other applications that are in different address spaces have no effect. The second operating system enhances the resource management of embedded Linux. Our system monitors an application's CPU usage and stops the execution if the usage exceeds the specified capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th IEEE International Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, WORDS 2005
Pages211-218
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 10
Event10th IEEE International Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, WORDS 2005 - Sedona, AZ, United States
Duration: 2005 Feb 22005 Feb 4

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, WORDS
ISSN (Print)1530-1443

Conference

Conference10th IEEE International Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, WORDS 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySedona, AZ
Period05/2/205/2/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Nakajima, T., Sugaya, M., & Oikawa, S. (2005). Operating systems for building robust embedded systems. In Proceedings - 10th IEEE International Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, WORDS 2005 (pp. 211-218). (Proceedings - International Workshop on Object-Oriented Real-Time Dependable Systems, WORDS). https://doi.org/10.1109/WORDS.2005.46