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Linux Programming: Real-Time Programming Under Linux, Pt. 2

Apr 07, 2000, 16:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Linford)

[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]

"In Part 1, we looked at how to use Linuxthreads to achieve our real-time objectives. However, as we now know, pthread * functions aren't async-signal safe, and as other C libraries may throw up problems when working with Linuxthreads, wouldn't it just be easier to use good ole' processes? The answer in many cases, is yes."

"To exemplify what has been said in this series of articles, don't forget to watch for the release of some code to demonstrate both real-time threaded and process-based, applications."

"Processes offer more options in manipulation, and are arguably more functional, as they are such an integral part of all UNIX systems, yet are somewhat more cumbersome than threads. Still, they are often the best choice for the developer in terms of portability, ease of use, and flexibility."

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