Resetting the domain and rebooting its operating system without letting the other
domains observe any of the failure's effects
Lowering system performance overhead to less than 5% to implement fault
Partitioning of Multicore Processor Systems
Partitioning techniques with hardware support fall into two categories: physical par-
titioning and logical partitioning [ 12 ] .
With physical partitioning, each domain uses dedicated processor resources. In the
multidomain system in Fig. 5.8 , system designers allocate each CPU core and each
group of channels in multichannel devices—DMA controllers (DMAC), timer units
(TMU), and serial communication interfaces (SCIF)—and other devices, such as
the display unit (DU), PCI, and general-purpose I/O (GPIO), to one of the domains.
Each allocated resource is physically distinct from the resources used by the other
domain. Although the domains share the on-chip system bus, each transaction is
dedicated to a domain. This prevents the other domain from affecting transactions
that relate to issues other than bandwidth.
In physical partitioning, each partition's configuration—that is, the resources
assigned to a domain—is controlled in the hardware (such as the partition con-
troller in Fig. 5.8 ), because physical partitioning does not require sophisticated
algorithms to schedule and manage resources. When the system boots up, the
partition controller sets up the hardware resources to use in a partition according