Consider a system with N blocks of storage, each of which holds one unit of information (e.g. an integer, character, or employee record). Initially, these blocks are empty and are linked onto a list called freelist. Three threads communicate using shared memory/global variables in the following manner:
Shared Variables: freelist, list-1, list-2: block (where block is some data type to hold items)
var b: pointer to type block;
var x,y: pointer to type block;
use_block_x_to_produce info_in_y(x, y);
var c: pointer to type block;
You must insert semaphores into these three threads to enforce the necessary mutual exclusion and to synchronize the threads. Your solution must be deadlock-free and concurrency should not be unnecessarily restricted.
Items to submit:
- You must submit your group’s pseudocode showing how semaphores were used to solve mutual exclusion and synchronization problems. For each P() and V() operation you insert, you must provide a comment describing why you have inserted this particular operation on this particular semaphore at this particular position in the code.
- You must submit a report that includes a list of all semaphores used in your solution. For each semaphore, you must
- State whether it is a binary or counting semaphore.
- State whether that semaphore is used for synchronization or for mutual exclusion.
- Describe the role of that semaphore in this solution. For example, what problems are solved by using this semaphore.
Extra Credit Opportunity: Using the POSIX library, rewrite the code for the threads using semaphores to implement the necessary mutual exclusion and synchronization. If your solution is correct, and your code works, you can receive up to a maximum of 1.5 points added to your course grade.
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