Much of the information for this chapter was gathered from papers and texts on the subject of real-time systems and scheduling theory. For readers who are interested, below is a list of reading material that will help build a complete foundation for real-time theory and practice:
[Buttazzo05] Buttazzo, Georgia C., Hard Real-Time Computing Systems. Springer, 2005.
[Klein93] Klein, Mark, et al., A Practitioner’s Guide to Real-Time Analysis. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.
[Layland73] Liu, C.L. and Layland, James W., Scheduling Algorithms for Multiprogramming in a Hard Real-Time Environment. Journal of the ACM, 1973 (Available at http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=321743).
[Liu00] Liu, Jane W. S., Real-Time Systems. Prentice Hall, 2000.
[McDougall07] Mauro, Jim, McDougall, Richard, Solaris Internals. Prentice Hall, 2007.