Library prosa.model.schedule.work_conserving

Require Export prosa.behavior.all.

Definition of Work Conservation

In this module, we introduce a restrictive definition of work-conserving schedules. The definition is restrictive because it does not yet cover multiprocessor scheduling (there are plans to address this in future work). The definition does however cover effects such as jitter or self-suspensions that affect whether a job can be scheduled at a given point in time because it is based on the general notion of a job being backlogged (i.e., ready and not executing), which is parametric in any given job readiness model.

Section WorkConserving.
Consider any type of jobs...
  Context {Job: JobType}.

... with arrival times and costs ...
  Context `{JobArrival Job}.
  Context `{JobCost Job}.

... and any kind of processor model.
  Context {PState: ProcessorState Job}.

Further, allow for any notion of job readiness.
  Context {jr : JobReady Job PState}.

Given an arrival sequence and a schedule ...
  Variable arr_seq : arrival_sequence Job.
  Variable sched: schedule PState.

... we say that a scheduler is work-conserving iff whenever a job j is backlogged, the processor is always busy executing another job j_other. Note that this definition is intentionally silent on matters of priority.
  Definition work_conserving :=
     j t,
      arrives_in arr_seq j
      backlogged sched j t
       j_other, scheduled_at sched j_other t.

Related to this, we define the set of all jobs that are backlogged at a given time t, i.e., the set of jobs that could be scheduled, and which a work-conserving scheduler must hence consider.