The Vestal model in widely used in the real-time scheduling community for representing mixed-criticality real-time workloads. This model requires that multiple WCET estimates -- one for each criticality level in a system -- be obtained for each task. Burns suggests that being required to obtain too many WCET estimates may place an undue burden on system developers, and proposes a simplification to the Vestal model that makes do with just two WCET estimates per task. Burns makes a convincing case in favor of adopting this simplified model; here, we report on our attempts at comparing the two models -- Vestal’s original model, and Burns’ simplification – with regards to expressiveness, as well as schedulability and the tractability of determining schedulability.
S. K. Baruah and Z. Guo, "Mixed-Criticality Job Models: A Comparison," Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Mixed-Criticality Systems (2015, San Antonio, TX), Workshop on Mixed-Criticality Systems (WMC), Dec 2015.
3rd Workshop on Mixed-Criticality Systems, WMC (2015: Dec. 1, San Antonio, TX)
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