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Asynchronous Programming in Rust

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Product type Book
Published in Feb 2024
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781805128137
Pages 306 pages
Edition 1st Edition
Languages
Author (1):
Carl Fredrik Samson Carl Fredrik Samson
Profile icon Carl Fredrik Samson

Table of Contents (16) Chapters

Preface 1. Part 1:Asynchronous Programming Fundamentals
2. Chapter 1: Concurrency and Asynchronous Programming: a Detailed Overview 3. Chapter 2: How Programming Languages Model Asynchronous Program Flow 4. Chapter 3: Understanding OS-Backed Event Queues, System Calls, and Cross-Platform Abstractions 5. Part 2:Event Queues and Green Threads
6. Chapter 4: Create Your Own Event Queue 7. Chapter 5: Creating Our Own Fibers 8. Part 3:Futures and async/await in Rust
9. Chapter 6: Futures in Rust 10. Chapter 7: Coroutines and async/await 11. Chapter 8: Runtimes, Wakers, and the Reactor-Executor Pattern 12. Chapter 9: Coroutines, Self-Referential Structs, and Pinning 13. Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Runtime 14. Index 15. Other Books You May Enjoy

The CPU and the operating system

Does the CPU cooperate with the operating system?

If you had asked me this question when I first thought I understood how programs work, I would most likely have answered no. We run programs on the CPU and we can do whatever we want if we know how to do it. Now, first of all, I wouldn’t have thought this through, but unless you learn how CPUs and operating systems work together, it’s not easy to know for sure.

What started to make me think I was very wrong was a segment of code that looked like what you’re about to see. If you think inline assembly in Rust looks foreign and confusing, don’t worry just yet. We’ll go through a proper introduction to inline assembly a little later in this book. I’ll make sure to go through each of the following lines until you get more comfortable with the syntax:

Repository reference: ch01/ac-assembly-dereference/src/main.rs

fn main() {
    let...
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