Department of Information Technology

Lab 3: Response Time Analysis using FpsCalc


See also the lab introduction slides.

Assignment Goals

The purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to practice the theories about response time analysis. The assignment will be focusing on the Rate Monotonic (RM) and Fixed Priority Schedulability (FPS) analyses. It will also cover how to take into account factors like context switches, blocking and jitter in the analysis.

Working in Groups

Solve this assignment in your groups. All students participating in the group shall be able to describe all parts of the solution.

Report Hand-in

The report must consist of the following:

  1. The cover page,
  2. Answers to the all parts of this assignment,
  3. Informative listings of test runs in FpsCalc.

Hand in your report to the mailbox of Xiaoyue Pan no later than Tuesday, 07.10., 08:00. The mailbox is located on the 2nd floor of building 1.

Note: Please use a text editor or some word processor to type your solutions (i.e., no handwriting). Pictures and diagrams may be drawn by hand. Please print one-sided and use a stapler. Also, provide direct answers to the questions (i.e., don't write "see foo.fps for equation").


You find the detailled assignment description in fpscalc_assignment.pdf. Use a PDF viewer to read and print it.

Further information about how to run the tools FpsCalc is provided on the FpsCalc page. Note that the path information in the documents on that page may be out of date. The right way to call FpsCalc on the Solaris machines of the department is:

/it/kurs/realtid/bin/fpscalc < your_program.fps

Updated  2014-10-02 16:48:06 by Xiaoyue Pan.