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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

Summary

First of all, congratulations! You have now implemented a super simple but working example of fibers. You’ve set up your own stack and learned about ISAs, ABIs, calling conventions, and inline assembly in Rust.

It was quite the ride we had to take, but if you came this far and read through everything, you should give yourself a big pat on the back. This is not for the faint of heart, but you pulled through.

This example (and chapter) might take a little time to fully digest, but there is no rush for that. You can always go back to this example and read the code again to fully understand it. I really do recommend that you play around with the code yourself and get to know it. Change the scheduling algorithm around, add more context to the threads you create, and use your imagination.

You will probably experience that debugging problems in low-level code like this can be pretty hard, but that’s part of the learning process and you can always revert back...

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