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Multithreaded Programming With PThreads

Multithreaded Programming With PThreads - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136807292

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1998
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Multithreaded Programming With PThreads - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136807292

Bil Lewis and Daniel J. Berg

ISBN13: 978-0136807292
ISBN10: 0136807291
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No

Author Bio

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).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Concepts

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



3. Foundations

Implementation vs
Specification
Thread Libraries
The Process Structure
Lightweight Processes
Solaris Multithreaded Model
System Calls
Signals


4. Lifecycle

Thread Lifecycle


5. Scheduling

Different Models of Kernel Scheduling
Thread Scheduling
Context Switching
When Should You Care About Scheduling?


6. Synchronization

Synchronization Issues
Synchronization Variables
A Stoppable Producer/Consumer Example



7. Complexities

Complex Locking Primitives
Other Synchronization Variables
Message Queues
Cross-Process Synchronization Variables
Initialization and Destruction
Synchronization Problems



8. TSD

Thread-Specific Data
Global Variables, Constants, and Cheating


9. Cancellation

What Cancellation Is
A Cancellation Example
Using Cancellation
Cancellation Safety
Simple Polling


10. Signals

Signals in UNIX
The Solaris Implementation of Signal Handling
Don't Use Signal Handlers!


11. Details

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



12. 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


13. Design

Making Libraries Safe and Hot
Manipulating Lists
Program Design


14. Languages

C
C++
Java
Fortran
Ada
Pascal
Smalltalk
Lisp
Eiffel
Commercial Products
Public Pthreads Implementations



15. Tools

Static Lock Analyzer
Using a Thread-Aware, Graphical Debugger
Debug Mutexes
Protocol
TNFview


16. Performance

Optimization: Objectives and Objections
CPU Time, I/O Time, Contention, Etc
Limits on Speedup
Benchmarks and Repeatable Testing
The Lessons of NFS



17. Hardware

Types of Multiprocessors
Bus Architectures
Memory Systems



18. Examples

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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