(Last Revision -- 08/18/00)

Information on pthreads

For completing the work required in CS 3750, I think students can learn all they need about threads and semaphores from the textbook and the code examples. However, there is also plenty of online documentation for the student who want to learn more about how to program with pthreads on the Sun Ultra's.

Enter "man pthread" on a shell command line to see an overview of the pthreads package. To learn about individual commands, look at the man page for the command. For example, entering "man pthread_create" will get you information about the command that creates a thread.