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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

Background information

We are going to interfere with and control the CPU directly. This is not very portable since there are many kinds of CPUs out there. While the overall implementation will be the same, there is a small but important part of the implementation that will be very specific to the CPU architecture we’re programming for. Another aspect that limits the portability of our code is that operating systems have different ABIs that we need to adhere to, and those same pieces of code will have to change based on the different ABIs. Let’s explain exactly what we mean here before we go further so we know we’re on the same page.

Instruction sets, hardware architectures, and ABIs

Okay, before we start, we need to know the differences between an application binary interface (ABI), a CPU architecture, and an instruction set architecture (ISA). We need this to write our own stack and make the CPU jump over to it. Fortunately, while this might sound complex...

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