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Extreme C

By : Kamran Amini
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Book Image

Extreme C

5 (1)
By: Kamran Amini

Overview of this book

There’s a lot more to C than knowing the language syntax. The industry looks for developers with a rigorous, scientific understanding of the principles and practices. Extreme C will teach you to use C’s advanced low-level power to write effective, efficient systems. This intensive, practical guide will help you become an expert C programmer. Building on your existing C knowledge, you will master preprocessor directives, macros, conditional compilation, pointers, and much more. You will gain new insight into algorithm design, functions, and structures. You will discover how C helps you squeeze maximum performance out of critical, resource-constrained applications. C still plays a critical role in 21st-century programming, remaining the core language for precision engineering, aviations, space research, and more. This book shows how C works with Unix, how to implement OO principles in C, and fully covers multi-processing. In Extreme C, Amini encourages you to think, question, apply, and experiment for yourself. The book is essential for anybody who wants to take their C to the next level.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)

Post-synchronization issues

Next, we're going to talk about three of the key issues that are expected to occur as a result of misusing the control mechanisms. You could experience one or even all of these issues together because they have different root causes:

  • New intrinsic issues: Applying control mechanisms may result in having different race conditions or data races. Control mechanisms are to enforce a strict order between instructions, and this may cause newer intrinsic issues to occur. The fact that control mechanisms introduce new interleavings is the basis of experiencing new concurrency-related behaviors and issues. As a consequence of having new race conditions and new data races, new logical errors and crashes can occur. You'll have to go through the employed synchronization techniques and tune them based on your program's logic in order to fix these new issues.
  • Starvation: When a task in a concurrent system doesn't have access to a&...