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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

Technical requirements

This chapter doesn’t require you to set up anything new, but since we’re writing some low-level code for three different platforms, you need access to these platforms if you want to run all the examples.

The best way to follow along is to open the accompanying repository on your computer and navigate to the ch03 folder.

This chapter is a little special since we build some basic understanding from the ground up, which means some of it is quite low-level and requires a specific operating system and CPU family to run. Don’t worry; I’ve chosen the most used and popular CPU, so this shouldn’t be a problem, but it is something you need to be aware of.

The machine must use a CPU using the x86-64 instruction set on Windows and Linux. Intel and AMD desktop CPUs use this architecture, but if you run Linux (or WSL) on a machine using an ARM processor you might encounter issues with some of the examples using inline assembly. On...

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