Using meta-objects to support optimisation in the Apertos
Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan.
Rodger Lea and Yasuhiko Yokote.
Sony CSL, Tokyo, Japan.
The Apertos OS has explored the use of the meta-object model and
reflection as a means to build highly flexible operating systems.
While the benefits of such a system are great, the performance cost of
a clean consistent use of the meta object model is high. Our initial
work accepted this because of our desire to explore the model to its
fullest. Recently we have turned our attention to optimisation
techniques. Our work is interesting because we have tried to use the
flexibility of the model to support our optimisations. This is in
contrast to many systems that restrict or even compromise their
initial model for the sake of performance. This paper outlines the
Apertos system and discusses the optimisations we have made.
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