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Multithreaded Programming Guide     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Covering Multithreading Basics

2.  Basic Threads Programming

3.  Thread Attributes

4.  Programming with Synchronization Objects

5.  Programming With the Solaris Software

6.  Programming With Solaris Threads

7.  Safe and Unsafe Interfaces

8.  Compiling and Debugging

9.  Programming Guidelines

Rethinking Global Variables

Providing for Static Local Variables

Synchronizing Threads

Single-Threaded Strategy

Reentrant Function

Code Locking

Data Locking

Invariants and Locks

Avoiding Deadlock

Deadlocks Related to Scheduling

Locking Guidelines

Finding Deadlocks

Some Basic Guidelines for Threaded Code

Creating and Using Threads

Working With Multiprocessors

Underlying Architecture

Shared-Memory Multiprocessors

Peterson's Algorithm

Parallelizing a Loop on a Shared-Memory Parallel Computer

Examples of Threads Programs

Further Reading

A.  Extended Example: A Thread Pool Implementation


Examples of Threads Programs

This guide has covered a wide variety of important threads programming issues. Appendix A, Extended Example: A Thread Pool Implementation provides a pthreads program example that uses many of the features and styles that have been discussed.

Further Reading

For more in-depth information about multithreading, see Programming with Threads by Steve Kleiman, Devang Shah, and Bart Smaalders (Prentice-Hall, published in 1995). Note that although the book is not current with changes to the Solaris OS, much of the conceptual information is still valid.