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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

Part 2:Event Queues and Green Threads

In this part, we’ll present two examples. The first example demonstrates the creation of an event queue using epoll. We will design the API to closely resemble the one used by mio, allowing us to grasp the fundamentals of both mio and epoll. The second example illustrates the use of fibers/green threads, similar to the approach employed by Go. This method is one of the popular alternatives to Rust’s asynchronous programming using futures and async/await. Rust also utilized green threads before reaching version 1.0, making it a part of Rust’s asynchronous history. Throughout the exploration, we will delve into fundamental programming concepts such as ISAs, ABIs, calling conventions, stacks, and touch on assembly programming. This section comprises the following chapters:

  • Chapter 4, Create Your Own Event Queue
  • Chapter 5, Creating Our Own Fibers
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