Pthread, a fork of the popular Pthread library, has now become the most popular Linux kernel module.
As of today, Pthreads main developer, Adam Riggs, has over 25,000 users and more than 5,000 commits.
For those of you unfamiliar with Pthread’s core features, here’s a brief introduction:A threaded object is a process that executes an event loop.
An event loop is a collection of threads that execute various actions on a process.
The events are sent along a stream.
In order to execute an event, threads must send data along a queue.
Each thread that receives the event sends data to another thread.
The threads that send the event will then wait until the events arrive on the other thread.
The threads that receive the events can then execute their own code.
Each process can have multiple threads.
A process can be a multithreaded application that is able to execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
Pthreads event loop implements the event loop API that the Linux kernel provides.
The event loop can be used to send and receive events and also to do a lot of other things.
For instance, you can use Pthread to send a PthreadEvent event to another process.
A Pthread process can also send events to a single process.
Another common use case for Pthread was to provide an event queue for a background process that will monitor the system’s CPU usage.
For instance, a background application might need to monitor the amount of CPU time spent on the CPU for an application that runs a few hundred lines of code.
Pthread also provides support for multiple background processes to execute their tasks concurrently.
In addition to the event queue, PThread also provides an event manager that can run multiple processes on a single CPU.
The background process can receive the event from a foreground process.
A Pthread event handler also provides the opportunity to notify other processes that an event has been received.
For example, if the foreground process has received a PThreadEvent event, the background process will receive an event notification.
The Pthreadevent event handler will also set a callback to be called when the background processes processes next action.
The Pthread Events library is available for download from the Linux Pthread website.