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1.  Covering Multithreading Basics

Multithreading Terms

Oracle 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 Oracle Solaris Software

6.  Programming With Oracle Solaris Threads

7.  Safe and Unsafe Interfaces

8.  Compiling and Debugging

9.  Programming Guidelines

A.  Extended Example: A Thread Pool Implementation


Chapter 1

Covering Multithreading Basics

The word multithreading can be translated as multiple threads of control or multiple flows of control. While a traditional UNIX process contains a single thread of control, multithreading (MT) separates a process into many execution threads. Each of these threads runs independently.

This chapter explains some multithreading terms, benefits, and concepts. If you are ready to start using multithreading, skip to Chapter 2, Basic Threads Programming.

If you need in-depth information about multithreaded programming, see the Related Books section of the preface.