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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

Design and introduction to epoll

Okay, so this chapter will be centered around one main example you can find in the repository under ch04/a-epoll. We’ll start by taking a look at how we design our example.

As I mentioned at the start of this chapter, we’ll take our inspiration from mio. This has one big upside and one downside. The upside is that we get a gentle introduction to how mio is designed, making it much easier to dive into that code base if you want to learn more than what we cover in this example. The downside is that we introduce an overly thick abstraction layer over epoll, including some design decisions that are very specific to mio.

I think the upsides outweigh the downsides for the simple reason that if you ever want to implement a production-quality event loop, you’ll probably want to look into the implementations that are already out there, and the same goes for if you want to dig deeper into the building blocks of asynchronous programming...

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