II Semester Supplementary Examinations, March – 2009 REAL TIME OPERATING SYSTEMS FOR EXBEDDED SYSTEMS (Common to Embedded Systems and VLSI & Embedded Systems) Time: 3 hours Max. Marks.60 Answer any Five questions All questions carry equal marks --1. Describe what are pipes and semaphores? Explain the mechanism of pipes with two-way communication and semaphores of unix with your own program? Describe any four commonly used approaches to Real Time Scheduling. What are resource parameters of jobs and parameters-explain? Describe hard vs soft real time systems. What are processor reserves and resource kernels? What are all the capabilities of commercial real time operating systems? Describe pre-emptive priority, and scheduling of Vx works? Explain with your programs semaphore, Binary mutex of Vx works? Describe watch dugs and I/O system of VX works? Describe process management and synchronization of RT Linux. Write a) b) c) short notes on the following: Typical real time applications Integrated Failure Handling Fault Tolerance Techniques. *****

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