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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).
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
The Process Structure
Solaris Multithreaded Model
Different Models of Kernel Scheduling
When Should You Care About Scheduling?
A Stoppable Producer/Consumer Example
Complex Locking Primitives
Other Synchronization Variables
Cross-Process Synchronization Variables
Initialization and Destruction
Global Variables, Constants, and Cheating
What Cancellation Is
A Cancellation Example
Signals in UNIX
The Solaris Implementation of Signal Handling
Don't Use Signal Handlers!
POSIX Thread Ids
Win32 Thread IDs and Thread Handles
Initializing Your Data: pthread_once()
POSIX Namespace Restrictions
Return Values and Error Reporting
Comparing the OS/2, Win32, and POSIX Libraries
The Threads Library
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
Public Pthreads Implementations
Static Lock Analyzer
Using a Thread-Aware, Graphical Debugger
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
Threads and Windows
Socket Server (Master/Slave Version)
Socket Server (Producer/Consumer Version)
Other Programs on the Web
Appendix A. Internet
Vendor's Threads Pages
The SPILT Package for UI/POSIX Compatibility
The Authors on the Net
Appendix B. Books
Appendix C. Timings
Appendix D. Mistakes
Appendix E. APIs
Pthread Attributes Objects
POSIX Realtime Scheduling
Mutex Attributes Objects
Condition Variable Attributes Objects
Thread-Specific Data Functions
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