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Category: Linux/UNIX

10/25/07

Permalink 08:08:16 pm, by lano1106, 197 words, 1521 views   English (CA)
Categories: Linux/UNIX, Linux/UNIX, Multithreading, Multithreading

Programming with POSIX Threads

Programming with POSIX Threads, David R. Butenhof, ISBN: 0201633922

In my opinion, this book is better than Pthreads Programming because it goes way beyond just presenting the pthreads API. One critic I had on all the other multithreading books that I have read is that they are not covering issues with multithread programs on a SMP system. This book is actually discussing some of these issues on several pages! Beside this quality, it also covers high-level design patterns on how you can use threads such as pipelines, work crew and client/server. There is also a chapter showing how to program with thread cancellation and a section explaining how to create new synchronization objects from the primitives.

This brings me to the only problem that I can think of this book: its age. It is not totally up to date. Learning how you can build new synchronization objects by itself is a very interesting exercise but the problem is that the new synchronization objects built are the barrier and the read/write lock which have been added to the pthreads API since the book publication. Also, except for a small section describing the futur of pthreads, the newest additions to the pthread API are not described.

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