Threads Primer: A Guide to Multithreaded Programming

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SunSoft Press, 1996 - Computers - 319 pages
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Providing an overview of the Solaris and POSIX multithreading architectures, this book explains threads at a level that is completely accessible to programmers and system architects with no previous knowledge of threads. It covers the business and technical benefits of threaded programs, along with discussions of third party software that is threaded, pointing out the benefits. It also describes the design of the Solaris MT API, with references to distinctions in POSIX, contains a set of example programs which illustrate the usage of the Solaris and POSIX APIs, and explains the use of programming tools: Thread Analyzer, LockLint, LoopTool and Debugger.

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Figure 24 Relationship Between a Process and Threads

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Bil is Kernel Programmer at Sun Microstystems.

BIL LEWIS, formerly with Sun Microsystems, Inc., now consults and teaches multithreaded programming. He is the co-author of Threads Primer: A Guide to Multithreaded Programming (Sun Microsystems Press/Prentice Hall).

DANIEL J. BERG is the Chief Technology Officer for Sun Microsystems' U.S. Reseller Channel. Mr. Berg has published papers and several books on Sun technologies, including Threads Primer (with Bil Lewis) and Advanced Techniques for Java Developers (Wiley).

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