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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

Threads provided by the operating system

Note!

We call this 1:1 threading. Each task is assigned one OS thread.

Since this book will not focus specifically on OS threads as a way to handle concurrency going forward, we treat them more thoroughly here.

Let’s start with the obvious. To use threads provided by the operating system, you need, well, an operating system. Before we discuss the use of threads as a means to handle concurrency, we need to be clear about what kind of operating systems we’re talking about since they come in different flavors.

Embedded systems are more widespread now than ever before. This kind of hardware might not have the resources for an operating system, and if they do, you might use a radically different kind of operating system tailored to your needs, as the systems tend to be less general purpose and more specialized in nature.

Their support for threads, and the characteristics of how they schedule them, might be different from...

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