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We present novel approaches to managing three key resources in an event-driven sensornet OS: memory, energy, and peripherals. We describe the factors that necessitate using these new approaches rather than existing ones. A combination of static allocation and compile-time virtualization isolates resources from one another, while dynamic management provides the flexibility and sharing needed to minimize worst-case overheads. We evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of these management policies in comparison to those of TinyOS 1.x, SOS, MOS, and Contiki. We show that by making memory, energy, and peripherals first-class abstractions, an OS can quickly, efficiently, and accurately adjust itself to the lowest possible power state, enable high performance applications when active, prevent memory corruption with little RAM overhead, and be flexible enough to support a broad range of devices and uses.
Klues, Kevin; Handziski, Vlado; Culler, David; Gay, David; Levis, Phillip Levis; Lu, Chenyang; and Wolisz, Adam, "Dynamic Resource Management in a Static Network Operating System" Report Number: WUCSE-2006-56 (2006). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.