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

Multithreading Terms

Solaris Multithreading Libraries and Standards

Benefiting From Multithreading

Improving Application Responsiveness

Using Multiprocessors Efficiently

Improving Program Structure

Using Fewer System Resources

Combining Threads and RPC

Multithreading Concepts

Concurrency and Parallelism

Multithreading Structure

User-Level Threads

User-Level Threads State

Thread Scheduling

Thread Cancellation

Thread Synchronization

Using the 64-bit Architecture

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

A.  Extended Example: A Thread Pool Implementation


Using the 64-bit Architecture

For application developers, the major difference between the Solaris 64-bit and 32–bit environments is the C–language data type model used. The 64-bit data type uses the LP64 model where longs and pointers are 64 bits wide. All other fundamental data types remain the same as the data types of the 32–bit implementation. The 32–bit data type uses the ILP32 model where ints, longs, and pointers are 32 bits.

The following summary briefly describes the major features and considerations for using the 64-bit environment: