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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

What is a future?

A future is a representation of some operation that will be completed in the future.

Async in Rust uses a poll-based approach in which an asynchronous task will have three phases:

  1. The poll phase: A future is polled, which results in the task progressing until a point where it can no longer make progress. We often refer to the part of the runtime that polls a future as an executor.
  2. The wait phase: An event source, most often referred to as a reactor, registers that a future is waiting for an event to happen and makes sure that it will wake the future when that event is ready.
  3. The wake phase: The event happens and the future is woken up. It’s now up to the executor that polled the future in step 1 to schedule the future to be polled again and make further progress until it completes or reaches a new point where it can’t make further progress and the cycle repeats.

Now, when we talk about futures, I find it useful to make a distinction...

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