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Thursday, July 03, 2014


Vishal R. Satpute 1

Advanced Microprocessors And Embedded
Systems

Session : II
Academic Year : 2008 09
Subject Code: 7EC 03
Visvesvaraya National Institute of
Technology, Nagpur
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Advanced Microprocessors And
Embedded Systems

State Processes
and
Concurrent Process Models


Vishal R. Satpute
Lecturer, Dept. of ECE,
VNIT, Nagpur.

e mail: vrsatpute@ece.vnit.ac.in
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Outline..
This session includes.
1. Basic state machine model.
2. Finite state machine model with Data path Model (FSMD)
3. Using state machine
a) Describing a System as a State Machine
b) Capturing State Machine is Sequential Programming Language
4. HCFSM and the Statecharts language
5. Program-state machine model
6. Concurrent Process Model
7. Concurrent Processes
8. Communication Among Processes
9. Concurrent process model: Implementation
10. Data Flow Model
11. Synchronous Dataflow
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Basic State Machine Model 1
In a Finite State Machine FSM model, we describe
system behaviour as a set of possible states.

The system can be only in one state at a given time
and jumps to another state depending upon the type
of input values.

Finally we describe the actions that occur when in a
state or when transitioning between states.

Example for this can be considered as the Elevator
Controller of which the state diagram is described in
next slide.
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Basic State Machine Model 2
The states in this case are taken as:
The initial state of the FSM is Idle, other states are
Going Up, GoingDn and DoorOpen

Thus in this example we have,
Possible states
E.g., Idle, GoingUp, GoingDn, DoorOpen
Possible transitions from one state to another based
on input
E.g., req > floor
Actions that occur in each state
E.g., In the GoingUp state, u,d,o,t = 1,0,0,0 (up = 1,
down, open, and timer_start = 0)
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Basic State Machine Model 3
Idle
GoingUp
req > floor
req < floor
!(req > floor)
!(timer < 10)
req < floor
DoorOpen
GoingDn
req > floor
u,d,o, t = 1,0,0,0
u,d,o,t = 0,0,1,0
u,d,o,t = 0,1,0,0
u,d,o,t = 0,0,1,1
u is up, d is down, o is open
req = = floor
!(req<floor)
timer < 10
t is timer_start
UnitControl process using a state machine
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Formal definition
An FSM is a 6-tuple F<S, I, O, F, H, s
0
>
S = is a set of all states {s
0
, s
1
, , s
l
}
I = is a set of inputs {i
0
, i
1
, , i
m
}
O = is a set of outputs {o
0
, o
1
, , o
n
}
F = is a next-state function (S x I S)
H = is an output function (S O)
s
0
= is an initial state
Two types of State Machines are possible:
Moore-type
Associates outputs with states (as given above, H maps S O)
Mealy-type
Associates outputs with transitions (H maps S x I O)
Shorthand notations to simplify descriptions
Implicitly assign 0 to all unassigned outputs in a state
Implicitly AND every transition condition with clock edge (FSM is
synchronous)
Tuple: a structure containing multiple parts; a finite sequence of objects
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Finite-state machine with datapath model
(FSMD)
FSMD extends FSM: complex data types and variables for storing data
FSMs use only Boolean data types and operations, no variables

FSMD: 7-tuple <S, I , O, V, F, H, s
0
>
S = is a set of states {s
0
, s
1
, , s
l
}
I = is a set of inputs {i
0
, i
1
, , i
m
}
O = is a set of outputs {o
0
, o
1
, , o
n
}
V = is a set of variables {v
0
, v
1
, , v
n
}
F = is a next-state function (S x I x V S)
H = is an action function (S O + V)
s
0
= is an initial state

I, O, V may represent complex data types (i.e., integers, floating point, etc.)

F, H may include arithmetic operations

H is an action function, not just an output function
Describes variable updates as well as outputs

Complete system state now consists of current state, s
i
, and values of all variables
Idle
GoingUp
req > floor
req < floor
!(req > floor)
!(timer < 10)
req < floor
DoorOpen
GoingDn
req > floor
u,d,o, t = 1,0,0,0
u,d,o,t = 0,0,1,0
u,d,o,t = 0,1,0,0
u,d,o,t = 0,0,1,1
u is up, d is down, o is open
req == floor
!(req<floor)
timer < 10
t is timer_start
We described UnitControl as an FSMD
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Describing a system as a state machine
1. List all possible states 2. Declare all variables (none in this example)
3. For each state, list possible transitions, with conditions, to other states
4. For each state and/or transition,
list associated actions
5. For each state, ensure exclusive
and complete exiting transition
conditions
No two exiting conditions can
be true at same time
Otherwise nondeterministic
state machine
One condition must be true at
any given time
Reducing explicit transitions
should be avoided when first
learning
req > floor
!(req > floor) u,d,o, t = 1,0,0,0
u,d,o,t = 0,0,1,0
u,d,o,t = 0,1,0,0
u,d,o,t = 0,0,1,1
u is up, d is down, o is open
req < floor
req > floor
req == floor
req < floor
!(req<floor)
!(timer < 10)
timer < 10
t is timer_start
Idle
GoingUp
DoorOpen
GoingDn
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State machine vs. sequential program model
Different thought process used with each model

State machine:
Encourages designer to think of all possible states and transitions among
states based on all possible input conditions

Sequential program model:
Designed to transform data through series of instructions that may be
iterated and conditionally executed

State machine description excels in many cases
More natural means of computing in those cases
Not due to graphical representation (state diagram)
Would still have same benefits if textual language used (i.e., state table)
Besides, sequential program model could use graphical representation (i.e.,
flowchart)
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Capturing state machines in
sequential programming language
Despite benefits of state machine model, most popular
development tools use sequential programming language
C, C++, Java, Ada, VHDL, Verilog, etc.
Development tools are complex and expensive, therefore not easy to
adapt or replace
Must protect investment
Two approaches to capturing state machine model with
sequential programming language
Front-end tool approach
Additional tool installed to support state machine language
Graphical and/or textual state machine languages
May support graphical simulation
Automatically generate code in sequential programming language that is input to
main development tool
Drawback: must support additional tool (licensing costs, upgrades, training,
etc.)
Language subset approach
Most common approach...
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Language subset approach
Follow rules (template) for capturing
state machine constructs in equivalent
sequential language constructs
Used with software (e.g.,C) and
hardware languages (e.g.,VHDL)
Capturing UnitControl state machine
in C
Enumerate all states (#define)
Declare state variable initialized to
initial state (IDLE)
Single switch statement branches to
current states case
Each case has actions
up, down, open, timer_start
Each case checks transition conditions
to determine next state
if() {state = ;}


#define IDLE 0
#define GOINGUP 1
#define GOINGDN 2
#define DOOROPEN 3
void UnitControl() {
int state = IDLE;
while (1) {
switch (state) {
IDLE: up=0; down=0; open=1; timer_start=0;
if (req==floor) {state = IDLE;}
if (req > floor) {state = GOINGUP;}
if (req < floor) {state = GOINGDN;}
break;
GOINGUP: up=1; down=0; open=0; timer_start=0;
if (req > floor) {state = GOINGUP;}
if (!(req>floor)) {state = DOOROPEN;}
break;
GOINGDN: up=1; down=0; open=0; timer_start=0;
if (req < floor) {state = GOINGDN;}
if (!(req<floor)) {state = DOOROPEN;}
break;
DOOROPEN: up=0; down=0; open=1; timer_start=1;
if (timer < 10) {state = DOOROPEN;}
if (!(timer<10)){state = IDLE;}
break;
}
}
}
UnitControl state machine in sequential programming language
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General Template
Thus on the similar grounds we can have an general template as shown below:
#define S0 0
#define S1 1
...
#define SN N
void StateMachine() {
int state = S0; // or whatever is the initial state.
while (1) {
switch (state) {
S0:
// Insert S0s actions here & Insert transitions T
i
leaving S0:
if( T
0
s condition is true ) {state = T
0
s next state; /*actions*/ }
if( T
1
s condition is true ) {state = T
1
s next state; /*actions*/ }
...
if( T
m
s condition is true ) {state = T
m
s next state; /*actions*/ }
break;
S1:
// Insert S1s actions here
// Insert transitions T
i
leaving S1
break;
...
SN:
// Insert SNs actions here
// Insert transitions T
i
leaving SN
break;
}
}
}
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HCFSM and the Statecharts language
Hierarchical/concurrent state machine model
(HCFSM)
Extension to state machine model to
support hierarchy and concurrency
States can be decomposed into another
state machine
With hierarchy has identical functionality as
Without hierarchy, but has one less
transition (z)
Known as OR-decomposition
States can execute concurrently
Known as AND-decomposition
Statecharts
Graphical language to capture HCFSM
timeout: transition with time limit as
condition
history: remember last substate OR-
decomposed state A was in before
transitioning to another state B
Return to saved substate of A when
returning from B instead of initial state
Concurrently : At the Same Time
A1 z
B
A2
z
x
y
w
Without hierarchy
A1 z
B
A2
x
y
A
w
With hierarchy
C1
C2
x
y
C
B
D1
D2
u
v
D
Concurrency
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Elevator Unit Controller with FireMode
FireMode (Special case for urgency)
When fire is true, move
elevator to 1
st
floor and open
door
Without hierarchy
Idle
GoingUp
req>floor
req<floor
!(req>floor)
timeout(10)
req<floor
DoorOpen
GoingDn
req>floor
u,d,o = 1,0,0
u,d,o = 0,0,1
u,d,o = 0,1,0
req==floor
!(req<floor)
fire
fire
fire
fire
FireGoingDn
floor>1
u,d,o = 0,1,0
u,d,o = 0,0,1
!fire
FireDrOpen
floor==1
fire
u,d,o = 0,0,1
UnitControl
w/o hierarchy: Getting messy!
With hierarchy
Idle
GoingUp
req>floor
req<floor
!(req>floor)
timeout(10)
req<floor
DoorOpen
GoingDn
req>floor
u,d,o = 1,0,0
u,d,o = 0,0,1
u,d,o = 0,1,0
req==floor
!(req>floor)
u,d,o = 0,0,1
NormalMode
UnitControl
FireGoingDn
floor>1
u,d,o = 0,1,0
FireDrOpen
floor==1
fire
FireMode
u,d,o = 0,0,1
fire
!fire
with hierarchy: Simple!
NormalMode
FireMode
fire !fire
UnitControl
ElevatorController
RequestResolver
...
With concurrent RequestResolver
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Program-state machine model (PSM): HCFSM
plus sequential program model
PSM extends state machine to allow use of
sequential program code o define a states
action, including extensions for complex
data bytes and variables.
PSM allows hierarchy and concurrency
extensions of HCFSM.
Program-states actions can be FSM or
sequential program
Designer can choose most appropriate
Stricter hierarchy than HCFSM used in
Statecharts
transition between sibling states only, single
entry
Program-state may complete
Reaches end of sequential program code, OR
FSM transition to special complete substate
PSM has 2 types of transitions
Transition-immediately (TI): taken regardless of
source program-state
Transition-on-completion (TOC): taken only if
condition is true AND source program-state is
complete
SpecCharts: extension of VHDL to capture
PSM model
SpecC: extension of C to capture PSM model
up = down = 0; open = 1;
while (1) {
while (req == floor);
open = 0;
if (req > floor) { up = 1;}
else {down = 1;}
while (req != floor);
open = 1;
delay(10);
}
}

NormalMode
FireMode
up = 0; down = 1; open = 0;
while (floor > 1);
up = 0; down = 0; open = 1;


fire !fire
UnitControl
ElevatorController
RequestResolver
...
req = ...
...
int req;
NormalMode and FireMode described as
sequential programs
Black square originating within FireMode
indicates !fire is a TOC transition
Transition from FireMode to NormalMode
only after FireMode completed
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Role of appropriate model and language
Finding appropriate model to capture embedded system is an
important step
Model shapes the way we think of the system
Originally thought of sequence of actions, wrote sequential program
First wait for requested floor to differ from target floor
Then, we close the door
Then, we move up or down to the desired floor
Then, we open the door
Then, we repeat this sequence
To create state machine, we thought in terms of states and transitions among
states
When system must react to changing inputs, state machine might be best model
HCFSM described FireMode easily, clearly
Language should capture model easily
Ideally should have features that directly capture constructs of model
FireMode would be very complex in sequential program
Checks inserted throughout code
Other factors may force choice of different model
Structured techniques can be used instead
E.g., Template for state machine capture in sequential program
language
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Concurrent Process Model 1
This is a new computational model.
This model allows us to describe the functionality of a system in
terms of two or more concurrently executing subtasks.
Many systems are easier to describe as a se of concurrently
executing tasks because they are inherently multitasking.
Ex: the system allows user to provide two numbers X and Y and
depending upon values it concurrently executes two subroutines nd
prints Hello World every X seconds and How are you very Y
seconds.
To describe a system as a set of concurrently executing tasks,
we use a language that captures the concurrent process model.
An implementation is a mapping of a systems functionality,
captured using a computational model or many computational
models and written in some language, onto hardware
processor.
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Concurrent Process Model 2
Describes functionality of system in terms of two or
more concurrently executing subtasks
Many systems easier to describe with concurrent
process model because inherently multitasking
E.g., simple example:
Read two numbers X and Y
Display Hello world. every X seconds
Display How are you? every Y seconds
More effort would be required with sequential
program or state machine model
Simple concurrent process example
ConcurrentProcessExample() {
x = ReadX()
y = ReadY()
Call concurrently:
PrintHelloWorld(x) and
PrintHowAreYou(y)
}
PrintHelloWorld(x) {
while( 1 ) {
print "Hello world."
delay(x);
}
}
PrintHowAreYou(x) {
while( 1 ) {
print "How are you?"
delay(y);
}
}
Subroutine execution over time
time
ReadX ReadY
PrintHelloWorld
PrintHowAreYou
Sample input and output
Enter X: 1
Enter Y: 2
Hello world. (Time = 1 s)
Hello world. (Time = 2 s)
How are you? (Time = 2 s)
Hello world. (Time = 3 s)
How are you? (Time = 4 s)
Hello world. (Time = 4 s)
...
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Concurrent Process Model 3
State Machine
Sequential
Program
Data Flow Concurrent
Processes
Pascal
C/C++
Java VHDL
Implementation A
Implementation B
Implementation C
Distinction between computational models, languages and implementations
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Concurrent Process Model 4
The choice of the programming language is independent of the
implementation.
A particular language may be used because it captures the
computational model used to describe the system.
A particular implementation may be used because it meets all
power, timing, performance, and cost requirements of the
system.
Once the final implementation is obtained, a designer can
executes the system and observes the behaviour of the system.
A final implementation also serves as a blue print or prototype
for mass manufacturing of the final product.
Distinctions between computational models, languages and
implementations are shown in previous slide.
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Concurrent Processes 1
We are more familiar with describing a systems desired behaviour using
sequential programming language. (e.g. C)
A sequential program model consists of a set of statements and its
execution consists of executing each statement at one time.
However, some systems have behaviour which are consists of several
independent behaviours. (e.g. TV set top boxes)
A TV set top box has three different behaviours as shown in figure or its
behaviour has three different parts mostly as:
First part: Receive a digital broadcast from the antenna and decompose into
Audio and Video.
Second and Third part: Decode the compressed audio and video signals.
These subparts are quite independent to each other and hence forms three
different behaviours of the system.
Trying to describe them in a sequential program model will be much more
difficult and cumbersome.
Thus it is advisable to opt for the concurrent process model to express this
model instead of sequential program model.
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Concurrent Processes 2
These three programs are concurrent but they need some data
from each other hence these processes can communicate with
each other. But in fact these processes share a large data i.e.
audio and video.
To describe this model the best solution available is Concurrent
Process Model as it allows to have independent behaviour with
data sharing among processes.
In this model, a process is just one sequential program which
can executes sequential instructions and can produce some
results.
In this model, a process can execute concurrently with the other
processes in the model and is typically thought of as an infinite
loop executing its sequential statements forever.
In this model processes can have various states as:
States: running, runnable, or blocked.
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Concurrent Processes 3
A process is in the running state if it is currently being in execution.
A process is in runnable state if it is ready and executable.
A process is in blocked state when it is not executable.
There are various reasons for a process to be in blocked state which may
include..
Waiting for another process to get completed when some data is needed by this
process to execute further.
Waiting for some hardware device to receive any data packet from that device
(e.g. Network devices)
Concurrent Process Model define some basic operations of processes which
are:
Create,
Terminate,
Suspend,
Resume, and
join
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Concurrent Processes 4
Process Create and Terminate:
Create process creates a new process.
Remember in sequential programming language, a procedure if called from a
main program stops the main program and execute the procedure and then
come back to main program to continue further execution.
But is concurrent process model, the creation of a new process by a old process
will not cause break to the old process, it may continue its execution.
The number of process creation or the authority of process is not fixed. A new
created process can also create a new process and this process can also create
a new process and this process creation may continue but only the care should
be taken that creation of more processes may lead to a complex and bigger
system and if any process require some data then this may block other
processes.
Terminate terminates a process created by a process.
It destroys the data created by the process and stops that process execution
permanently. A process can terminate another process if it ind any error in the
process.
If an indefinite loop is not created by a process then the process terminates
automatically when its execution is completed.
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Concurrent Processes 5
Process Suspend and Resume:
Suspend process suspends the execution of a already created process.
One process can suspend another process without terminate it and will
let that process continue execution after its execution is complete.
Resume allows a suspended process to continue its execution after the
suspension is over.
The process while going into suspension stores all the necessary
information and data to use it when it resumes.
During resume, the process regains their stored data and necessary
information for regaining the original status back.
Process Join:
Join operation is useful for synchronisation among processes.
In join operation, a process is suspended till the time the to be joined
process has completed the execution.
E.g. Suppose process 1 needs some data from process 2 then till
the time process 2 gives data to the process 1, process 1 is
suspended because these processes are joined processes.
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Communication among Processes 1
When a systems functionality is divided into two or
more concurrently executing processes, it is essential
to provide means for communication among these
processes.
Two common methods for communication among
processes are:
Shared Memory and Message passing
In shared memory, multiple processes communicate
by reading and writing the same memory location or
common variables. This form of communication is very
simple and easy to implement.
While in message passing, data is exchanged
between to processes in an explicit fashion i.e. when a
process wants to send data to another process it
performs a special operation called as send and
likwise the other process performs receive.
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Communication among Processes 2
(Shared Memory)
Using shared memory processes communicate by
reading and writing the same memory location or same
variables.
This form of communication is very simple and mostly
used.
Consider an example to illustrate this type of
communication Let two processes for communication
use shared memory address space.
These processes share a N data items called buffer
and a variable that holds the number of valid data items
in the array called count
One process named A produces as part of its
computational elements data items which are stored in
buffer and consumed by the consume process.
This can be example for an LCD display where
producer produces the video packets and consumer
consumes these video packets.
In shared memory method,
No time overhead, easy to implement.
But, hard to use and mistakes are common.
processA() {
// Decode packet
// Communicate packet
to B
}
}
void processB() {
// Get packet from A
// Display packet
}
Encoded video
packets
Decoded video
packets
To display
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Communication Among Processes 3
(Shared Memory)
Example: Producer and consumer with a mistake
Share buffer[N], count
count = # of valid data items in buffer
processA produces data items and stores in buffer
If buffer is full, must wait
processB consumes data items from buffer
If buffer is empty, must wait
Error when both processes try to update count
concurrently (lines 10 and 19) and the following
execution sequence occurs. Say count is 3.
A loads count (count = 3) from memory into
register R1 (R1 = 3)
A increments R1 (R1 = 4)
B loads count (count = 3) from memory into
register R2 (R2 = 3)
B decrements R2 (R2 = 2)
A stores R1 back to count in memory (count = 4)
B stores R2 back to count in memory (count = 2)
count now has incorrect value of 2
01: data_type buffer[N];
02: int count = 0;
03: void processA() {
04: int i;
05: while( 1 ) {
06: produce(&data);
07: while( count == N );/*loop*/
08: buffer[i] = data;
09: i = (i + 1) % N;
10: count = count + 1;
11: }
12: }
13: void processB() {
14: int i;
15: while( 1 ) {
16: while( count == 0 );/*loop*/
17: data = buffer[i];
18: i = (i + 1) % N;
19: count = count - 1;
20: consume(&data);
21: }
22: }
23: void main() {
24: create_process(processA);
25: create_process(processB);
26: }
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Communication Among Processes 4
(Shared Memory)
This problem has arrive because execution of lines 9 and 19 is executed
concurrently which should never occur.

This problem can be easily solved by a method called as mutual exclusion.

This section of the program is called as a critical section and which must be
executed by only one processor at a given time i.e. access to this critical section
must be given to only one processor at a given time.

Thus we must put some primitives which allows us to lock the access of this critical
section to other processors when one processor is accessing this critical section.

To achieve this mutual exclusion, a primitive is used called as mutex.

Mutex is a shared object and it allows us to perform two operations i.e. lock and
unlock the critical section.
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Communication Among Processes 5
(Shared Memory)
Mutex is typically associated with a segment of shared data
and serves as a guard which disallow multiple read or write
operations simultaneously on the critical section.

Two or more processes can lock the critical section
simultaneously but only one process can access the critical
section.

When one process is allotted the critical section other
processes are blocked to access the critical section till the time
first process releases the critical section.

This way one can avoid the problem of accessing the critical
section simultaneously.
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Communication Among Processes 6
(Shared Memory)
The primitive mutex is used to ensure critical
sections are executed in mutual exclusion of each
other
Following the same execution sequence as before:
A/B execute lock operation on count_mutex
Either A or B will acquire lock
Say B acquires it
A will be put in blocked state
B loads count (count = 3) from memory into
register R2 (R2 = 3)
B decrements R2 (R2 = 2)
B stores R2 back to count in memory (count =
2)
B executes unlock operation
A is placed in runnable state again
A loads count (count = 2) from memory into
register R1 (R1 = 2)
A increments R1 (R1 = 3)
A stores R1 back to count in memory (count =
3)
Count now has correct value of 3
01: data_type buffer[N];
02: int count = 0;
03: mutex count_mutex;
04: void processA() {
05: int i;
06: while( 1 ) {
07: produce(&data);
08: while( count == N );/*loop*/
09: buffer[i] = data;
10: i = (i + 1) % N;
11: count_mutex.lock();
12: count = count + 1;
13: count_mutex.unlock();
14: }
15: }
16: void processB() {
17: int i;
18: while( 1 ) {
19: while( count == 0 );/*loop*/
20: data = buffer[i];
21: i = (i + 1) % N;
22: count_mutex.lock();
23: count = count - 1;
24: count_mutex.unlock();
25: consume(&data);
26: }
27: }
28: void main() {
29: create_process(processA);
30: create_process(processB);
31: }
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Communication Among Processes 7
(Shared Memory)
The problem associated with mutex is deadlock.
A deadlock is nothing but a wait condition where two or more processes
are blocked waiting for each other two unlock critical section of the
code.
This deadlock may lead to stuck up of the processes and will halt the
embedded systems normal execution.
Example code has 2 different critical sections of code that can be
accessed simultaneously
2 locks needed (mutex1, mutex2)
Following execution sequence produces deadlock
A executes lock operation on mutex1 (and acquires it)
B executes lock operation on mutex2( and acquires it)
A/B both execute in critical sections 1 and 2, respectively
A executes lock operation on mutex2
A blocked until B unlocks mutex2
B executes lock operation on mutex1
B blocked until A unlocks mutex1
DEADLOCK!
One way to avoid deadlock is to only allow locking of mutexes
in increasing order.
One deadlock elimination protocol requires locking of numbered
mutexes in increasing order and two-phase locking (2PL)
Acquire locks in 1
st
phase only, release locks in 2
nd
phase
01: mutex mutex1, mutex2;
02: void processA() {
03: while( 1 ) {
04:
05: mutex1.lock();
06: /* critical section 1 */
07: mutex2.lock();
08: /* critical section 2 */
09: mutex2.unlock();
10: /* critical section 1 */
11: mutex1.unlock();
12: }
13: }
14: void processB() {
15: while( 1 ) {
16:
17: mutex2.lock();
18: /* critical section 2 */
19: mutex1.lock();
20: /* critical section 1 */
21: mutex1.unlock();
22: /* critical section 2 */
23: mutex2.unlock();
24: }
25: }


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Communication Among Processes 8
(Message Passing)
Message passing
Data explicitly sent from one process
to another
Sending process performs special
operation, send
Receiving process must perform special
operation, receive, to receive the data
Both operations must explicitly specify
which process it is sending to or receiving
from
Receive is blocking, send may or may not
be blocking
Safer model, but less flexible
void processA() {
while( 1 ) {
produce(&data)
send(B, &data);
/* region 1 */
receive(B, &data);
consume(&data);
}
}
void processB() {
while( 1 ) {
receive(A, &data);
transform(&data)
send(A, &data);
/* region 2 */
}
}
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Concurrent process model:
implementation
Can use single and/or general-purpose processors
(a) Multiple processors, each executing one process
True multitasking (parallel processing)
General-purpose processors
Use programming language like C and
compile to instructions of processor
Expensive and in most cases not necessary
Custom single-purpose processors
More common
(b) One general-purpose processor running all
processes
Most processes dont use 100% of processor
time
Can share processor time and still achieve
necessary execution rates
(c) Combination of (a) and (b)
Multiple processes run on one general-purpose
processor while one or more processes run on
own single_purpose processor
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Dataflow Model
Derivative of concurrent process model
Nodes represent transformations
May execute concurrently
Edges represent flow of tokens (data) from
one node to another
May or may not have token at any given time
When all of nodes input edges have at least
one token, node may fire
When node fires, it consumes input tokens
processes transformation and generates
output token
Nodes may fire simultaneously
Several commercial tools support graphical
languages for capture of dataflow model
Can automatically translate to concurrent process
model for implementation
Each node becomes a process

modulate convolve
transform
A B C D
Z
Nodes with more complex
transformations
t1 t2
+
*
A B C D
Z
Nodes with arithmetic
transformations
t1 t2
Z = (A + B) * (C - D)
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Synchronous Dataflow
With digital signal-processors (DSPs), data
flows at fixed rate
Multiple tokens consumed and produced
per firing
Synchronous dataflow model takes
advantage of this
Each edge labeled with number of tokens
consumed/produced each firing
Can statically schedule nodes, so can easily
use sequential program model
Dont need real-time operating system and its
overhead
How would you map this model to a
sequential programming language? Try it...
Algorithms developed for scheduling
nodes into single-appearance schedules
Only one statement needed to call each nodes
associated procedure
Allows procedure inlining without code explosion,
thus reducing overhead even more
modulate convolve
transform
A B C D
Z
Synchronous dataflow
mt1 ct2
mA mB mC mD
tZ
tt1 tt2
t1 t2