StackMMU: Dynamic Stack Sharing for Embedded Systems

Fabian Mauroner, Marcel Carsten Baunach

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Real-time multi-tasking systems may require an individual stack for each task to fulfill all hard real-time requirements. However, these stacks may consume a huge memory space, even if not all stacks are simultaneously fully utilized. Thus, sharing currently unused stack space may improve memory utilization as possible with Memory Management Units (MMUs). However, an MMU introduces temporal jitter to memory accesses, influencing the real-time behavior. In this work, we propose a new concept to share dynamically the complete available stack space across tasks. Thereby, every stack operation executes in a deterministic time, by giving the Microcontroller Unit (MCU) Operating System (OS)-awareness.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2017
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation: ETFA 2017 - Grand Resort Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 12 Sept 201715 Sept 2017


Conference22nd IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
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