Task Management and Garbage Collection Execution Control Method for Providing Real-time Performance to Android

안드로이드에 실시간 성능 제공을 위한 태스크 관리 및 가비지컬렉션 실행 제어 방법

  • Received : 2018.01.15
  • Accepted : 2018.02.21
  • Published : 2018.03.28


Systems such as military inspection equipment which it is important to acquire and evaluate data in real-time should be able to real-time processing at the operating system level. As technology advances, there is a demand for replacing existing equipment with mobile device, but mobile devices with Android are not suitable for systems requiring real-time performance. On Android, garbage collection ensures free memory, while other tasks are interrupted while this task is performed, which cannot guarantee periodicity of particular tasks. In this paper, we designed and implemented a structure to control execution garbage collection of Android to solve this problem. Real-time performance is ensured by controlling garbage collection during the time required for real-time operation, and RTiK(Real-Time implanted Kernel) is applied to ensure real-time performance on Android. In order to evaluate the performance, we measured the call period of the 5ms period task, and, only 34.31% of the task was guaranteed before the control, but the task period of 98.18% was satisfied through control, providing real-time performance to Android.


Android;Real-Time System;Garbage Collection


Supported by : LIG NEX1


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