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May 23, 2022, 4:48:59 PM (6 weeks ago)
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Peter A. Buhr <pabuhr@…>
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first proofread of introduction

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    4 The C programming language\cit{C}
     4The C programming language~\cite{C11}
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    6 The \CFA programming language\cite{cfa:frontpage,cfa:typesystem} which extends the C programming language to add modern safety and productiviy features while maintaining backwards compatibility. Among it's productiviy features, \CFA introduces support for threading\cit{CFA Concurrency}, to allow programmers to write modern concurrent and parallel programming.
    7 While previous work on the concurrent package of \CFA focused on features and interfaces, this thesis focuses on performance, introducing \glsxtrshort{api} changes only when required by performance considerations. More specifically, this thesis concentrates on scheduling and \glsxtrshort{io}. Prior to this work, the \CFA runtime used a strictly \glsxtrshort{fifo} \gls{rQ}.
     6The \CFA programming language~\cite{cfa:frontpage,cfa:typesystem} extends the C programming language by adding modern safety and productivity features, while maintaining backwards compatibility. Among its productivity features, \CFA supports user-level threading~\cite{Delisle21} allowing programmers to write modern concurrent and parallel programs.
     7My previous master's thesis on concurrent in \CFA focused on features and interfaces.
     8This Ph.D.\ thesis focuses on performance, introducing \glsxtrshort{api} changes only when required by performance considerations. Specifically, this work concentrates on scheduling and \glsxtrshort{io}. Prior to this work, the \CFA runtime used a strict \glsxtrshort{fifo} \gls{rQ} and  no non-blocking I/O capabilities at the user-thread level.
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    9 This work exclusively concentrates on Linux as it's operating system since the existing \CFA runtime and compiler does not already support other operating systems. Furthermore, as \CFA is yet to be released, supporting version of Linux older than the latest version is not a goal of this work.
     10As a research project, this work builds exclusively on newer versions of the Linux operating-system and gcc/clang compilers. While \CFA is released, supporting older versions of Linux ($<$~Ubuntu 16.04) and gcc/clang compilers ($<$~gcc 6.0) is not a goal of this work.
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