Testing and evaluating the performance of different software solutions is important in order to compare them with each other. Measuring, or benchmark, software is not a trivial task and conducting tests in a real-time environment implicates it further. Still, measuring is the only way to provide useful information, for example, which real-time operating system is best suitable for a specific hardware configuration.
The purpose of this project is to design a benchmark support system, which automatically performs benchmarks of a real-time operating system in a host-target environment. The benchmarks are conducted according to a user-defined specification and the support system also allows a developer to create configurable benchmarks.
The benchmark support system described also allows parameters to increase monotonically within a specified interval during benchmark execution. This is an important feature in order to detect unpredictable behavior of the real-time system.
Source: University of Skövde
Author: Larsson, Anders