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Kahn Process Networks (KPN) with SystemC
Matthias Jung posted a topic in SystemC LanguageHey, Kahn Process Networks are defined by the usage of unbounded FIFOs with blocking reads and non-blocking writes. I read on several sources that KPN with bounded FIFO size (i.e. blocking read and blocking write) can be implemented with SystemC (e.g. Grötker et al). It seams that the event based scheduler in SystemC behaves different like data-driven scheduler or a demand-driven for KPNs. I simulated the networks of Park's Dissertation shown on page 36 and 42 which should end up in an artificial deadlock (deadlock which occurs because of blocking write). A global artificial deadlock in SystemC would result in no scheduled events, and therefore, the simulation should be stopped. However, even with buffer size 1 for all FIFOs both examples from Park are continuing with execution: Page 63: http://www.edaplayground.com/x/6Mfi Page 42: http://www.edaplayground.com/x/4jLZ Note that edaplayground exits because of to much output. If you want to test it you better download it and run it on your PC. Apparently, the SystemC scheduler finds automatically a schedule for the KPN such that no artificial deadlocks occur. My question: is there an example where I could also see an artificial deadlock in SystemC? Thanks and Regards Matthias