As we explained in the previous chapter, concurrency can be implemented using only one of the multithreading or multi-processing approaches within a POSIX-compliant system. Since these two approaches are such large topics to discuss, they've been split into four separate chapters in order to give each topic the coverage that it needs:
- The multithreading approach will be discussed in both this chapter and Chapter 16, Thread Synchronization
- The multi-processing approach will be covered in Chapter 17, Process Execution, and Chapter 18, Process Synchronization.
In this chapter, we're going to look at the anatomy of a thread and the APIs that can be used to create and manage threads. In the next chapter, Chapter 16, ...