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1.  Memory and CPU Management

2.  Remote Shared Memory API for Solaris Clusters

3.  Session Description Protocol API

4.  Process Scheduler

5.  Locality Group APIs

6.  Input/Output Interfaces

7.  Interprocess Communication

8.  Socket Interfaces

9.  Programming With XTI and TLI

10.  Packet Filtering Hooks

11.  Transport Selection and Name-to-Address Mapping

12.  Real-time Programming and Administration

Basic Rules of Real-time Applications

Factors that Degrade Response Time

Synchronous I/O Calls

Interrupt Servicing

Shared Libraries

Priority Inversion

Sticky Locks

Runaway Real-time Processes

Asynchronous I/O Behavior

Real-time Files

The Real-Time Scheduler

Dispatch Latency

Scheduling Classes

Dispatch Queue

Dispatching Processes

Process Preemption

Kernel Priority Inversion

User Priority Inversion

Interface Calls That Control Scheduling

Using priocntl

Other interface calls

Utilities That Control Scheduling



Configuring Scheduling

Dispatcher Parameter Table

Reconfiguring config_rt_dptbl

Memory Locking

Locking a Page

Unlocking a Page

Locking All Pages

Recovering Sticky Locks

High Performance I/O

POSIX Asynchronous I/O

Solaris Asynchronous I/O

Notification (SIGIO)

Using aioread

Using aiowrite

Using aiocancel

Using aiowait

Using poll()

Using the poll Driver

Using close

Synchronized I/O

Synchronization Modes

Synchronizing a File

Interprocess Communication

Processing Signals

Pipes, Named Pipes, and Message Queues

Using Semaphores

Shared Memory

Asynchronous Network Communication

Modes of Networking

Timing Facilities

Timestamp Interfaces

Interval Timer Interfaces

13.  The Solaris ABI and ABI Tools

A.  UNIX Domain Sockets


Asynchronous Network Communication

This section introduces asynchronous network communication, using sockets or Transport-Level Interface (TLI) for real-time applications. Asynchronous networking with sockets is done by setting an open socket, of type SOCK_STREAM, to asynchronous and non blocking. For more information on asynchronous sockets, see Advanced Socket Topics. Asynchronous network processing of TLI events is supported using a combination of STREAMS asynchronous features and the non-blocking mode of the TLI library routines.

For more information on the Transport-Level Interface, see Chapter 9, Programming With XTI and TLI.

Modes of Networking

Both sockets and transport-level interface provide two modes of service: connection-mode and connectionless-mode.

Connection-mode service is circuit-oriented. This service enables the transmission of data over an established connection in a reliable, sequenced manner. This service also provides an identification procedure that avoids the overhead of address resolution and transmission during the data transfer phase. This service is attractive for applications that require relatively long-lived, datastream-oriented interactions.

Connectionless-mode service is message-oriented and supports data transfer in self-contained units with no logical relationship required among multiple units. A single service request passes all the information required to deliver a unit of data from the sender to the transport provider. This service request includes the destination address and the data to be delivered. Connectionless-mode service is attractive for applications that involve short-term interactions that do not require guaranteed, in-sequence delivery of data. Connectionless transports are generally unreliable.