Trustworthy Systems

Flexible scheduling mechanisms in L4


Simon Winwood

    School of Computer Science and Engineering
    Sydney 2052, Australia


This thesis presents the design, implementation, and evaluation of a new scheduling mechanism for the L4 µKernel, running on the Alpha 21264 processor.

This design concentrates on hierarchical resource management, by which an application is free to manage its own resources, enabling it to take advantage of domain specific knowledge.

The final design, recursive scheduling, extends easily to multi-processor systems, and benchmarking shows that the goals of the design were met successfully.

BibTeX Entry

    month            = nov,
    keywords         = {proportional share scheduling, gang scheduling, real-time},
    school           = {School of Computer Science and Engineering},
    year             = {2000},
    note             = {Available from publications page at \url{}},
    author           = {Simon Winwood},
    address          = {Sydney, Australia},
    title            = {Flexible scheduling mechanisms in {L4}}