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Chapter 2 - Designing Threaded Programs

Pthreads Programming
Bradford Nichols, Dick Buttlar and Jacqueline Proulx Farrell
 Copyright 1996 O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.

Chapter 2: Designing Threaded Programs
Overview
So far you've seen only a couple of Pthreads calls, but you know enough about the programming model to start considering real design issues. In this chapter we'll examine a number of broad questions. How much work is worth the overhead of creating a thread? How can I subdivide my program into threads? What relationship do the threads have to the functions in my program?
To give us a sample application worth threading, we'll introduce an application that will take us through most of the book: a server for automatic teller machines (ATMs). We'll try out our design ideas on this server.

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