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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

The ffi module

Let’s start with the modules that don’t depend on any others and work our way from there. The ffi module contains mappings to the syscalls and data structures we need to communicate with the operating system. We’ll also explain how epoll works in detail once we have presented the syscalls.

It’s only a few lines of code, so I’ll place the first part here so it’s easier to keep track of where we are in the file since there’s quite a bit to explain. Open the file and write the following lines of code:


pub const EPOLL_CTL_ADD: i32 = 1;
pub const EPOLLIN: i32 = 0x1;
pub const EPOLLET: i32 = 1 << 31;
#[link(name = "c")]
extern "C" {
  pub fn epoll_create(size: i32) -> i32;
  pub fn close(fd: i32) -> i32;
  pub fn epoll_ctl(epfd: i32, op: i32, fd: i32, event: *mut Event) -> i32;
  pub fn epoll_wait(epfd: i32, events...
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