6489

Real-Time Handling of GPU Interrupts in LITMUS RT

Glenn A. Elliott, Chih-Hao Sun, James H. Anderson
Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

@techreport{elliott2011real,

   title={Real-Time Handling of GPU Interrupts in LITMUS RT},

   author={Elliott, G.A. and Sun, C.H. and Anderson, J.H.},

   year={2011},

   institution={Technical Report TR11-002, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill}

}

Download Download (PDF)   View View   Source Source   

899

views

Graphics processing units (GPUs) are becoming increasingly important in today’s platforms as their increased generality allows for them to be used as powerful co-processors. However, unlike standard CPUs, GPUs are treated as I/O devices and require the use of interrupts to facilitate communication with the CPU. Interrupts cause delays in the execution of real-time tasks, challenges in realtime operating system implementation, and difficulties for formal analysis. We examine methods for designing proper real-time interrupt handling in multiprocessor systems and present our solution, klitirqd, an addition to LITMUS RT, to address the challenges caused by interrupts in real-time systems. klitirqd is a flexible solution that improves upon prior approaches by supporting non-partitioned multiprocessor scheduling algorithms while respecting the single-threaded sporadic task model and also supporting asynchronous I/O. We use klitirqd to realize real-time GPU interrupt handling and overcome significant technical challenges of altering the interrupt processes of a closed-source GPU driver. This technique can be generalized to potentially support any closed-source device driver.
No votes yet.
Please wait...

* * *

* * *

HGPU group © 2010-2017 hgpu.org

All rights belong to the respective authors

Contact us: