ISBN13:978-0136807292 ISBN10: 0136807291 Edition/Copyright: 98 Cover: Paperback Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc. Published: 12/09/1997 International: No
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Lewis, Bil :
Bil Lewis, formerly with Sun Microsystems, Inc., now consults and teaches multithreaded programming. He is the co-author of Threads Primer: A Guide to Multithreaded Programming (Sun Microsystems Press/Prentice Hall).
Berg, Daniel J. : Sun Microsystems
Daniel J. Berg is the Chief Technology Officer for Sun Microsystems' U.S. Reseller Channel. Mr. Berg has published papers and several books on Sun technologies, including Threads Primer (with Bil Lewis) and Advanced Techniques for Java Developers (Wiley).
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Background: Traditional Operating Systems What Is a Thread? Kernel Interaction The Value of Using Threads What Kind of Programs to Thread? What About Shared Memory? Threads Standards Performance
Implementation vs Specification Thread Libraries The Process Structure Lightweight Processes Solaris Multithreaded Model System Calls Signals
Different Models of Kernel Scheduling Thread Scheduling Context Switching When Should You Care About Scheduling?
Synchronization Issues Synchronization Variables A Stoppable Producer/Consumer Example
Complex Locking Primitives Other Synchronization Variables Message Queues Cross-Process Synchronization Variables Initialization and Destruction Synchronization Problems
Thread-Specific Data Global Variables, Constants, and Cheating
What Cancellation Is A Cancellation Example Using Cancellation Cancellation Safety Simple Polling
Signals in UNIX The Solaris Implementation of Signal Handling Don't Use Signal Handlers!
Attribute Objects POSIX Thread Ids Win32 Thread IDs and Thread Handles Initializing Your Data: pthread_once() POSIX Namespace Restrictions Return Values and Error Reporting Constants Comments Pthread Futures Pthread Extensions Comparing the OS/2, Win32, and POSIX Libraries
The Threads Library Multithreaded Kernels Are Libraries Safe? Stub Functions in libc New Semantics for System Calls Are Libraries Safe? Threads Debugger Interface Mixing Solaris Pthreads and UI Threads Comparisons of Different Implementations
Making Libraries Safe and Hot Manipulating Lists Program Design
C C++ Java Fortran Ada Pascal Smalltalk Lisp Eiffel Commercial Products Public Pthreads Implementations
Static Lock Analyzer Using a Thread-Aware, Graphical Debugger Debug Mutexes Protocol TNFview
Optimization: Objectives and Objections CPU Time, I/O Time, Contention, Etc Limits on Speedup Benchmarks and Repeatable Testing The Lessons of NFS
Types of Multiprocessors Bus Architectures Memory Systems
Threads and Windows Socket Server (Master/Slave Version) Socket Server (Producer/Consumer Version) Other Programs on the Web
Appendix A. Internet
Threads Newsgroup Code Examples Vendor's Threads Pages Threads Research The SPILT Package for UI/POSIX Compatibility Freeware Tools Other Pointers The Authors on the Net
Appendix B. Books
Threads Books Related Books
Appendix C. Timings
Appendix D. Mistakes
Appendix E. APIs
Function Descriptions Pthread Functions Pthread Attributes Objects POSIX Realtime Scheduling Mutexes Mutex Attributes Objects Condition Variables Condition Variable Attributes Objects Cancellation Functions Thread-Specific Data Functions Semaphores Signal Functions Stdio Glossary Index
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