Effective Multithreading in OS/2

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If you are a C, Windows, or systems programmer ready to unlock the powerful multitasking capabilities of IBM's hot OS/2 2.1 operating system, here is your key. This is the only OS.2 book devoted exclusively to multithreading, presenting all the tools and the ready-to-use source code you'll need to successfully integrate your application program with OS/2. Beginning with the basics of writing multithreaded programs and an overview of the massive OS/2 operating system, Effective Multithreading then moves to more ...
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Overview

If you are a C, Windows, or systems programmer ready to unlock the powerful multitasking capabilities of IBM's hot OS/2 2.1 operating system, here is your key. This is the only OS.2 book devoted exclusively to multithreading, presenting all the tools and the ready-to-use source code you'll need to successfully integrate your application program with OS/2. Beginning with the basics of writing multithreaded programs and an overview of the massive OS/2 operating system, Effective Multithreading then moves to more complex demonstration programs and presents the OS/2 programmer's interface. The book then covers topics such as threads, priorities scheduling semaphores, queues, timers, and much more - everything you need for complete understanding! What's more, each topic is thoroughly explained and punctuated with heavily documented C source code. With more than 20 fully documented programs presented and an accompanying disk with complete program listings for all the source code, Effective Multithreading is a must-have for all programmers wishing to tap into OS/2's diversity.

Now C, Windows, and systems programmers can blend OS/2's multitasking capabilities into their application programs with this unique guide. Beginning with the basic concepts of writing multithreaded programs, the guide presents an overview of the massive OS/2 operating system, and where multitasking fits into it. A practical how-to reference for programmers who are interested in programming in OS/2.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070178410
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/1/1994
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.31 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Overview
What You Need to Use This Book
Building the Programs
Pt. 1 Multithreading Background
Ch. 1 Multithreading Concepts 3
Ch. 2 Programming with Threads 7
Pt. 2 OS/2 Multithreading Facilities
Ch. 3 Starting and Ending Threads 33
Ch. 4 Enabling and Disabling Thread Rescheduling 49
Ch. 5 Suspending and Resuming Thread Execution 55
Ch. 6 Changing the Priority of a Thread 63
Ch. 7 Mutual Exclusion Semaphores 71
Ch. 8 Event Semaphores 91
Ch. 9 Multiple Wait Semaphores 105
Ch. 10 Using Queues 127
Ch. 11 Using Timers 145
Pt. 3 Real Multithreading Programs
Ch. 12 A Simple Problem, Many Incorrect Solutions 155
Ch. 13 The Producer/Consumer Problem 181
Ch. 14 A Complex Example 201
Ch. 15 Event-Driven Input 213
Pt. 4 Multithreading and the Presentation Manager
Ch. 16 Using Server Threads under PM 225
Ch. 17 Multithreaded Painting 255
Ch. 18 Using Multiple Message Queue threads 275
Epilogue 285
Index 287
About the Authors 289
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