Improving java virtual machine reliability for memory-constrained embedded systems

Guangyu Chen, Mahmut Kandemir

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Dual-execution/checkpointing based transient error tolerance techniques have been widely used in the high-end mission critical systems. These techniques, however, are not very attractive for cost-sensitive embedded systems because they require extra resources (e.g., large memory, special hardware, etc), and thus increase overall cost of the system. In this paper, we propose a transient error tolerant Java Virtual Machine (JVM) implementation for embedded systems. Our JVM uses dual-execution and checkpointing to detect and recover from transient errors. However, our technique does not require any special hardware support (except for the memory page protection mechanism, which is commonly available in modern embedded processors), and the memory space overhead it incurs is not excessive. Therefore, it is suitable for memory-constrained embedded systems. We implemented our approach and performed experiments with seven embedded Java applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number42.3
Pages (from-to)690-695
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - Design Automation Conference
StatePublished - 2005
Event42nd Design Automation Conference, DAC 2005 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2005Jun 17 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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