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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
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


We can broadly categorize abstractions over concurrent operations into two groups:

  1. Cooperative: These are tasks that yield voluntarily either by explicitly yielding or by calling a function that suspends the task when it can’t progress further before another operation has finished (such as making a network call). Most often, these tasks yield to a scheduler of some sort. Examples of this are tasks generated by async/await in Rust and JavaScript.
  2. Non-cooperative: Tasks that don’t necessarily yield voluntarily. In such a system, the scheduler must be able to pre-empt a running task, meaning that the scheduler can stop the task and take control over the CPU even though the task would have been able to do work and progress. Examples of this are OS threads and Goroutines (after GO version 1.14).
Figure 2.1 – Non-cooperative vs. cooperative multitasking

Figure 2.1 – Non-cooperative vs. cooperative multitasking


In a system where the scheduler can pre-empt running...

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