# Library prosa.analysis.abstract.search_space

From mathcomp Require Import ssreflect ssrbool eqtype ssrnat seq path fintype bigop.
Require Import prosa.util.epsilon.
Require Import prosa.util.tactics.

# Reduction of the search space for Abstract RTA

In this file, we prove that in order to calculate the worst-case response time it is sufficient to consider only values of A that lie in the search space defined below.
The response-time analysis we are presenting in this series of documents is based on searching over all possible values of A, the relative arrival time of the job respective to the beginning of the busy interval. However, to obtain a practically useful response-time bound, we need to constrain the search space of values of A. In this section, we define an approach to reduce the search space.

First, we provide a constructive notion of equivalent functions.
Section EquivalentFunctions.

Consider an arbitrary type T...
Context {T : eqType}.

...and two function from nat to T.
Variables f1 f2 : nat T.

Let B be an arbitrary constant.
Variable B : nat.

Then we say that f1 and f2 are equivalent at values less than B iff for any natural number x less than B f1 x is equal to f2 x.
Definition are_equivalent_at_values_less_than :=
x, x < B f1 x = f2 x.

And vice versa, we say that f1 and f2 are not equivalent at values less than B iff there exists a natural number x less than B such that f1 x is not equal to f2 x.
Let tsk be any task that is to be analyzed

To ensure that the analysis procedure terminates, we assume an upper bound B on the values of A that must be checked. The existence of B follows from the assumption that the system is not overloaded (i.e., it has bounded utilization).
Variable B : duration.

Instead of searching for the maximum interference of each individual job, we assume a per-task interference bound function IBF(tsk, A, x) that is parameterized by the relative arrival time A of a potential job (see abstract_RTA.definitions.v file).
Recall the definition of ε, which defines the neighborhood of a point in the timeline. Note that ε = 1 under discrete time. To ensure that the search converges more quickly, we only check values of A in the interval `[0, B)` for which the interference bound function changes, i.e., every point x in which interference_bound_function (A - ε, x) is not equal to interference_bound_function (A, x).
In this section we prove that for every A there exists a smaller A_sp in the search space such that is equal to x).
Let A be any constant less than B.
Variable A : duration.
Hypothesis H_A_less_than_B : A < B.

We prove that there exists a constant A_sp such that: (a) A_sp is no greater than A, (b) x) is equal to x) and (c) A_sp is in the search space. In other words, either A is already inside the search space, or we can go to the "left" until we reach A_sp, which will be inside the search space.
In this section we prove that any solution of the response-time recurrence for a given point A_sp in the search space also gives a solution for any point A that shares the same interference bound.
Suppose A_sp + F_sp is a "small" solution (i.e. less than B) of the response-time recurrence.
Variables A_sp F_sp : duration.
Hypothesis H_less_than : A_sp + F_sp < B.
Hypothesis H_fixpoint : A_sp + F_sp interference_bound_function tsk A_sp (A_sp + F_sp).

Next, let A be any point such that: (a) A_sp A A_sp + F_sp and (b) x) is equal to x) for all x less than B.
Variable A : duration.
Hypothesis H_bounds_for_A : A_sp A A_sp + F_sp.
Hypothesis H_equivalent :
are_equivalent_at_values_less_than
(interference_bound_function tsk A)
(interference_bound_function tsk A_sp) B.

We prove that there exists a constant F such that A + F is equal to A_sp + F_sp and A + F is a solution for the response-time recurrence for A.