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Using Resource Partitioning to Build Secure, Survivable Embedded Systems

April 2009
12 pages
Using Resource Partitioning to Build Secure, Survivable Embedded Systems

By providing guaranteed access to system resources, partitioning can ensure the availability of critical services, even when your system experiences a heavy processing load or a denial-of-service attack.


Introduction — Secure Compartments — Avoiding Process Starvation — Fixed Partition Schedulers — Adaptive Partitioning Schedulers — Partition Inheritance — Increased System Availability — Scaling Partitions on Multicore Processors — Pain-free Software Integration — Conflicting Demands [+]

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Paul Leroux

Paul Leroux

Paul Leroux is an award-winning writer, technology analyst, and public relations manager. He has been with QNX Software Systems for more than 20 years, where he is particularly valued for his knowledge of the embedded industry and for his ability to explain complex technical issues to both specialists and non-specialists.

Leroux maintains the blog On Q, which he describes as "a personal mashup of QNX, cars, embedded systems, M2M, and photography."

When he is not writing whitepapers or blogging, Leroux is an avid snowshoer and wildlife photographer. He holds a B.A. and an M.A., both from Concordia University in Montreal.

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